I believe in democracy so long as it is restrained by law. A true democracy is when every citizen can vote on every law. Not only is that not practical but in the words of Alexis Tocqueville might lead to tyranny by the masses. One of the ways to prevent that is to have a representative republic, who governs by rule of law.
The problem with a representative democracy is that the representative may or may not do what is prescribed by law or, in the long run, good for the republic. What we need is integrity; Senators and Representatives who will vote for the long term good of all the people consistent with the law. Integrity has become a hard thing to come by and even harder to recognize.
As I understand it, declaring war is a function of con