In the United States we have Constitution that was written by the people, for the people. It is the law of the land. Our government has three branches that police the actions of the other two. This is one of many safeguards put in place by the people, for the people.
What happens when this system of checks and balances breaks down? You have lawlessness. Laws are placed on the populace to keep honest people honest, and to punish those who can not and will not follow the law. No law in existence will stop a criminal. If you break the law you will be punished. So what happens when our elected officials break the law? The system that punishes them is the very system they control. Is this not a conflict of interest? The people have the right to punish any elected official that breaks their oath of office. After all, don’t they work for us?