In 2016, USA had a warning shot over the bow with the election of Mr. Trump. Ten years earlier, he would have never stood a chance.
Fortunately he did not have the smarts to build a team to move the USA into a dictatorship. He has now shown [someone else] that it can be done.
In 2017, I blew the dust off my alternative version of democratic governance. "Surely," I thought, "someone will be interested is a new way." This was my fourth attempt since 2000.
No interest at all.
Those who claim they can see the signs (and there seem to be more than there were a year ago) somehow believe a 21st century USA can find a solution within its 18th century social engineering tool.
Good luck to you all. You will need it.