gov't of the people, expresses a relationship between a part and a whole, declaring the part belongs to the whole. "by the people", by definition an instrument whose scope of operation is by mandate. "for the people", commissioned to secure the right of life, liberty and the pursuit hap- piness for the benefit of the PEOPLE. all 100% of the people. god bless you all.i am grateful for your link which i found on the website of my IBEW local #357 kat v.