John Jay, the president of the Continental Congress, then first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, enunciated in the Constitutional Convention that "those who own the country ought to govern it". That has been the thinking of the Republican Party ever since they started.
In the past, the United States has sometimes, kind of
sardonically, been described as a one-party state: the business party
with two factions called Democrats and Republicans. That's no longer
true. It's still a one-party state, the business party. But it only
has one faction. The faction is moderate Republicans, who are now
called Democrats. There are virtually no moderate Republicans in
what's called the Republican Party and virtually no liberal Democrats
in what's called the Democratic Party. It's basically a party of what
would be moderate Republicans and similarly, Richard Nixon would be
way at the left of the political spectrum today. Eisenhower would be
in outer space.
The wealthy have reclaimed the nation and are running it the way
they want it run. Of the wealthy, by the wealth and for the wealthy.