Why not just take the mob out of the picture? Maybe the founders were actually a bunch of bleeding heart liberals who catered to the will of the people too much by giving them an indirect, limited say in the matters that affect their lives. They were pansies; they really should have let those few real people who know how to get things done, make a country rich, get the most out of human and natural resources, etc. run the country. You know where I'm going right? The elite, or in today's terms, the top .1%. They are rich for a reason. They know how to manage human and environmental resources to make the most wealth possible. Why not just stop with all this facade of democracy, both of the people and within the government, and just let the elite run things, and vote with their dollars on how things should be run?
Starts to put democracy in better perspective, huh?