Ordinary people forget, or they didn’t pay attention in their high school civics classes:
“Governments…deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of their ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it….” –Declaration of Independence
In other words, citizens are being denied a basic right by the very institutions they’ve created, and by the leaders to whom they’ve given certain rights and the privilege of representing them. Wake up people: Government is your creation and serves at your pleasure. Politicians are your servants. Go into your polling places. Overturn their tables. Shove aside their lackeys. You decide, not them! Vote the beggars out!