The People

We think of The People as some inviolate principle of Democracy, despite its near total failure.

And yet no one is more representative of the people, than our leaders.

So the argument that our leaders rule the people is true, but they are a reflection of what any of those “people” would do in that position: take advantage. 

Because that is the ultimate nature of a typical human, aside from the truly gifted—stupid and depraved.