It's strikes me rather odd, all the comments expressing surprise, even shock at the "pure-D" fact our gooberment is after all, a representative democracy. YES! we have a gooberment, "OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE." Who we elect is indeed who we've HIRED, to represent us. They indeed work for us. Tragically, there is a saying which I'll paraphrase w/o attribution, (Don't Know)
Every free people elect (hire) the form of government and governance they deserve.