We elect our representatives to be leaders and protect our interests, but increasingly this view is being challenged. We see people gain the office and appear only interested in keeping the job, or moving to higher paying positions in government or lobbying. As citizens we are the ultimate accountability system for our government. We have to challenge dark money (which may come from a foreign power – how do we know where it originated?) and protect our power. We (the citizenry) must maintain the ultimate power in our republic and make sure the representatives are ours, and not working for other groups, countries, or corporations.