Just supposing our national government were ever to be infiltrated, somehow occupied by invisible agents of a foreign power (without the public quite realizing it)—If this happened and then the public somehow became aware that the government had fallen into the hands of men loyal to an alien power, then would the people yank the usurpers out of office at once?
For what people—what free and rational people whose votes and taxes empower the government—would willingly entrust the powers of public spending, taxation, foreign relations, and war powers to officials loyal to a foreign power? . . . or to any authority acting without attention to or concern for the public well-being?
Would that government be called a representative democracy?