It's a popular statement. But when we consider a few facts, it may not be so obvious. Party domination. Practically all seats in government, at all levels are controlled by the two parties. And what the members of those parties have in mind cannot be said, with any confidence, to be what is in the best interest of the people, or to be what the people want. Most people do not choose their government. Since, at most, 25%, less in most cases, of the people vote for the guy who takes office, most of the people did not choose him. The people are misled. The main stream media gives explicit, implicit, constant and persuasive support to the two party system. Whether you believe that it mostly supports one party or the other, it's indisputable that, as a whole, it supports those two parties and no alternative. Third parties and their supporters are treated like kook fringe loonies, or ignored altogether, by the MSM. Government Coercion. The government, which is under the full control of those two parties, has the de facto power to initiate force against anyone it pleases, for whatever reason. The constitution lists rights that the states and the union are enjoined to respect, but when those rights are violated, no representative of the state or the union is held accountable. Since the people are misled, lied to, coerced and manipulated by those with the most power, I don't think it is true that they, of their own free will, choose their government, or have the government they deserve. More details about this [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0acxxv6gMho"]here[/ame] and [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TkLzlNDHa4"]here[/ame].