Government is by the people for the people, not the elected individuals pride and ego, but the service of those that put them in office. It's a free government of free men, until it fails to remember to let men live free, not beneath it, but beside it.
When it fails to do that, it is not free government, it is sovereignty, and that's something our nation shed it's blood to be rid of.
Remember that when you vote, remember that as you pick up your phone, sign that petition, that letter, tools of the law abiding, to let your voice be heard.
They may be small things, but small things wielded by thousands have changed history.