The United States of America is not a democracy. And it was never supposed to be. Our constitutional order has built in protections against majority rule, lest the greater numbers run roughshod over individuals, minorities, and holders of unpopular ideas. Among those safeguards against democracy are the electoral college, the Senate, the Bill of Rights, and the Supreme Court. Currently, Democratic presidential candidates, in accord with the name of their party, are calling for all of these constitutional protections to be eliminated.
So observes Kevin D. Williamson in his essay “The ‘Burn It Down!’ Democrats, in National Review: