Democracy is a problem. This nation was never meant to be a pure democracy; it was meant to be a republic. That means that not everything is based on the rule of the majority, as it basically is today. Democracy encourages the formation of interest groups that push for government to give them special unconstitutional benefits. The majority gets something, the majority say ok, and the majority disregard the constitution. Of course, democratic elements must exist, but progressives have created a mess out of too much democracy. Just look at California.