Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike.
PLATO, The Republic
Is our Republic doomed by its own gifts of freedom? This excellent article from New York magazine looks at this very premise.
While neither a Trump supporter nor detractor, it is beneficial to look at the current happenings through the optics of hyper-populism and the dangers thereof.
Populism develops an inertia of its own and once it reaches critical mass, it is sometimes the harbinger of ill tidings. I do not know if this is the case, but worth considering nevertheless.
Take a look at the article, keep in mind it has does have a natural left bias, and think about the points raised and the future implications on this Great Experiment called the United States of America.