The only censors

There are governments of men who are sincere, honest and true, just as There are governments run by self-seekers, demagogues, power-obsessed tyrants. There are monarchies, oligarchies, dictatorships and democracies.  Who serves as a check on all types of government, good, bad or indifferent?  Who acts as the final arbiter and the ultimate determinant of their worth and performance? The plain answer is the people. The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government.  The legal sovereign, that is, the authority constituted or set up by law, may have a will of its own and may enforce it for some time, but it is the political sovereign (who lies behind, and limits, the legal authority) that ultimately prevails.