I don't want nor am I enamored with mob rule. Government of the people, by the people, for the people is not mob rule. I'm not calling for national referendums on every issue. I like federalism overall. The checks and balances exist to effectuate the will of the majority to a great degree, however. Yes, they protect against oppression of the minority, but the will of the majority manifested through our federalist system is not the same as mob rule.