According to many historic accounts, the United States was established with the intension that it would be a country of self-governance and democracy. In other words, “A government of the people.”
At the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln described our government in this statement:
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
~ Abraham Lincoln, 19 November 1863, Gettysburg Pennsylvania
The website AGovernmentOfThePeople.com explores the benefits and drawbacks of collective self-governance in a democracy and what is required to make it work.