Just in case the "common man" thought that "government by the people" is still a viable concept in the United States, please notice that after a large majority of the Republican voters chose Donald Trump as the nominee for the presidency, the Republican elite, such as George Will, are either leaving the party to "vote for Hillary," or are openly seeking ways to reject his nomination at the party convention. The senior member of the Republican Party will not endorse him.
Those who govern do not care what the "common man" wants. That is not surprising; they have not cared for many decades. What is surprising is they they no longer even pretend to care.