The big problem is we are not a democracy. Never have been. The Founders never wanted one.
We are a republic. That is a bit different than a democracy. In a democracy, the rule of law is the people. The majority of people can force their will on anyone in a democracy. Democracies are bad. They do not protect the rights of people. They are subject to the whims of people.
Republics have a rule of law that is not subject to what the mass of people want changed. We have the Constitution that has certain liberties that are guaranteed. Those cannot be taken from us.
Democracies are in reality a mess. A republic gives the people power in the government without the ability to follow a whim.