WOW! Good observation. However the fact that you think our government is for the people by the people shows your ignorance. Maybe once this country had a government like that. But not in my lifetime. The change happened around the time when playboy Kennedy took a bullet to the brain and the Government realized they needed more control. They realized freedom made it hard to extort. I really do wish we had a government for the people by the people. But what we have is a hangman rope deadly gangster controlled puppet show police state that we cannot escape from. This country has gone to hell and in hell it shall stay. With us trapped inside burning.That is not an entirely positive take on government of by and for the people. There also is a hint of paranoia in there a few places.