Yes, DZ-Jay, you're right, true "democracy" - ie people actually voting on everything - is nothing more than "mob rule", and thus wildly dangerous right now, and no informed person would want such a lowest common denominator of ideas, unless we're all educated to Chomsky levels - well, heh, unless "Fascism of the Chomskys" is too hard a sell - and yes, the US *was* set up as a "Constitutional Republic", with a Constitution designed to protect against both the worst the plebeians could do to it and the worst the rich (and therefore powerful) could do to it.
However, the rich (and therefore powerful) are currently wiping their bottoms with said Constitution.
Will you be voting for one or other of their paid-for political parties? If you think of these parties as two arms, two wings *of the same organisation* - a single organisation that owns your elections, and owns your ass too, as it guarantees you a world where its companies own everything, and these companies' directors are legally bound to make their rich owners as rich as they possibly can, which therefore includes paying the working masses as little as they possibly can, and therefore includes charging the working masses as much as they possibly can for their products... why are you all voting for it?
I do understand that major religions only exist because they force their indefensible ideas into the formative four-year-old minds of children - they get it deep in there amongst the founding ideas of "me" and "the world", as kids' brains are forming. But voting, actually voting, to be a slave of the super-rich? How young did they get you on that one?