Unlike any other nation, here the people rule, and their will is the supreme law. It is sometimes sneeringly said by those who do not like free government, that here we count heads. True, heads are counted, but brains also. And the general sense of 63 millions of free people is better and safer than the sense of a favored few, born to nobility and ruling by inheritance.
And the general sense of free people is better and safer than the sense of a favored few ruling for the benefit of large contributors.