The Gettysburg Address, at its conclusion, resolves "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Do you believe the United States, in Washington DC, has "government of the people, by the people, and for the people"?
If you believe the United States does have government "of, by and for" the people, what is your explanation of the low (10%) approval rating of Congress?
Do our United States Senators and Representatives in Washington believe the United States has government "of, by and for" the people?
If the United States does not have "government of the people, by the people, and for the people," what should Congress and the American people do about it?
I believe government in the United States falls woefully short of being "of the people, by the people and for the people." I think this has resulted in Congressional failure to make decisions and pass laws properly for the people, and there should be a national and Congressional debate about this failure in connection with the 2014 elections.
The foregoing statements are extreme and call for elaboration.
If you are interested, you can start by reading Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig's short book (online) Lesterland: The Corruption of Congress And How To End It and watching his 20 minute companion video that is here. Those materials should only be a start of discussion and debate about how government in the United States falls short of being "of the people, by the people and for the people" and the primacy and urgency for the country to do something about it.