"It is very clear that in fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the same. They both rest at bottom upon the absolute right of the community to determine its own destiny and that of its members."
That, my dear friend, is exactly why the writers of the Constitution gave us a Constitutional Republic instead of a democracy. Both socialism and democracy lead to tyranny. Somewhere in the past it became fashionable to call the US a democracy. Maybe it was to dilute our thinking that we are in reality a constitutional republic.