Well, Toqueville spoke over a 125 years ago of the weakness of democracies. Eventually, a majority who perceive themselves as have-nots vote themselves what the alleged haves have. The Constittution was originally set to avoid a pure democracy and create a republic. But, as another writer has pointed-out, the 17th Amendment turned the Senate over to a popular vote. Jacksonian Democracy, further amendments and the Supreme Court have assumed that we were intended to be a pure democracy. Not so, but here it is and this is what you get. It all comes down to getting your people to the polls. After that, they don't have to listen. Obama is example No. 1 when he says that his NLRB appointees stay though the DC Court says they go.