I believe that government is the servant of the people and not their master.
A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.