And our founders were brilliant enough to realize this could happen.
They were not unaware that what they were a part of was learning from history, understanding man’s depravity and sin, and the need to incorporate all possible protections from man and his wicked progression towards sin, along with the unquenchable quest for power and wealth. These men were not ignorant of their imperfections and, in many cases, allowed themselves to be corrected and change directions on issues such as slavery. They were creating a new world and a new form of freedom never experienced by any other nation on earth.
The founding fathers incorporated many checks and balances in this new form of government to maintain reasonable control of a government of, by, and for the people. We should understand that this is a Republic and not a democracy. We elect those who decide for us because the average person does not have the time to learn all the facts and details of each law and decision of a large country. Our founding fathers rejected the idea of pure democracy and wanted to keep government restricted, small, and accountable. So our voice is in our representatives, and this requires free and fair elections. Knowing the corruption of man, our forefathers gave power to the states to create laws for fair and just elections.