It is a very difficult situation that has been built up over decades by poor education and the massive social selection or economic pressure on most people. And it cannot be changed within years, it will take decades. The very roots of the nation will have to change - no more "God created dinosaurs and people and the United States as the paradise" teaching in schools, make it SCIENCE only. Stop letting people teach BS to kids because in the end they will believe even complete morons like The Donald. The US needs FREE education based on science by well-trained (and therefore expensive) teachers. Start there - educate your citizens at young age, or reap the harvest you have sown later with psychos rioting in Washington. Don't allow homeschooling - don't let idiots produce new, younger idiots. Stop this. And pay TAXES, yes, TAXES, even HIGHER TAXES to make good education possible. And for the love of God, it is neither COMMUNIST nor NANNY STATE if you got solid unemployment benefits even for a year to help people who have lost their jobs to not lose everything else, too, because once they're out on the streets, the way back is very, VERY difficult. Also, they could say that they got nothing else to lose and suddenly fall for Trump version 2.0. And yes, this needs money, TAX money, so you might want to pay TAXES. Also: public healthcare. Free basic public healthcare, free for every US citizen. Make it happen. A sick citizen will not go to work and will not pay taxes, a healthy citizen will. Public healthcare is making profit - believe it or not. And it ALSO takes the pressure from people who are sick and cannot make ends meet anymore. Guess what? Yes, you will have to pay TAXES for this. TAXES ARE GOOD - if they are used for the right things. These taxes even make some profit indirectly. Taxes are not evil - they are needed if a country/nation/state/whatever wants/needs to invest into something that hopefully will make the country/nation/state/whatever a better and peaceful place and also hopefully will turn people into educated, well-trained, tax paying, happy, secure, and peaceful citizens. It all depends not just on the right politicians in the right places - if first of all depends on all of you! Only if the people want to change, they will change. It is not the job of politicians to change people - because they can't. They can just use people for their own purposes, which can be good and/or evil. It is the people that must want to change. Don't wait for some supreme leader to tell you to change - just do it on your own. And then, with enough people really wanting to change themselves and by this, their community, a real change can happen. Otherwise, this will end in a conflict where no side wins inside the US, only people/factions outside the US will be the winners.
This was some stream of consciousness, so please be nice on me when checking for coherence. I am really tired right now but thought what the hell, I think I need to write this down.
Best of luck to all of you guys in the US! Stay healthy and peaceful, okay? You are not alone on this world, you got friends that still count on you despite Agent Orange trying to alienate the whole world.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)