What is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people other than a social democracy? Lincoln in his Gettysburg address, referred to “the people" - as opposed to what? It was “the people” as opposed to those of great wealth. It’s an age old problem of the people of inordinate wealth, such as aristocracies of old, subordinating the majority, a problem that democracy was supposed to bring to an end.
The Supreme Court with decisions like Citizens United is on the side of wealth rather than democracy. Money dominates elections, the legislative process, the MSM, all while the Courts are being stacked with sycophants to the interests of people with money power.
There is no good reason why nearly a half of Americans should be living in or near poverty (while the MSM tells us how great the economy is doing). A government of the people, by the people, and for the people would not tolerate this, and bring it to an end.
We need a new birth in freedom.