A traditional Socialist is not as destructive as a fascist.
There are five candidates running for president. Four are top down socialists and one is a traditional socialist. That is Bernie Sanders. In all types of socialism money goes to the top where there is the most political power. Any of these candidates will destroy the country if citizens allow them to. Bernie Sanders will destroy it more slowly and there is a good chance none of his liberal agenda will ever materialize.
Trump is the next least destructive because he would break up the billionaires club and force them to reorganize. But don’t mistake trump as a free market guy. Trump would like to cut corporate taxes down to 15% and appoint Larry Kudlow as Treasury secretary. While that sounds conservative enough, it is not conservative at all. Corporations completely control government as it is. Lobbyist for corporations write all of the legislation and get to borrow money interest free. While corporate taxes are lower in the rest of the world, only in the U.S. do corporations get to use government as an employee.
A tax rate of zero would actually be an ideal tax rate, but only if corporations gave up the special privileges they posses. Corporations are constantly lobbying to increase government spending. With a super low tax rate, government spending would accelerate to an even faster rate. Corporations are the only net beneficiaries of government spending.
Trump has come out in favor of closing some government agencies but has no plans to reverse the fascist path government has taken.
Clinton, Cruz and Kasich are big government Republicans, fascists. Clinton is a Democrat in name only. No, Cruz is not a conservative. Conservatives are defined by their approach to economics. With respect to economics Cruz is either clueless or dishonest. Clinton simply never tells the truth unless by accident.
The entire political arena is likely to change before the election. The whole globe is a house of cards. It is looking like Bernie is the best choice because he would do the least harm.
In all of history, ordinary citizens have never had a net benefit from government and they are not going to benefit this time around. With modern Americans, politics is about feeling good about oneself. In politics, people are motivated by fantasy and instinctive behavior. The feeling is what counts. Conservatives are interested in conservative rhetoric. Actually reining in government to a citizen is terrifying.