"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of
the Constitution so that the second will not become a legalized version of the first."
- Thomas Jefferson

America was NEVER EVEN MEANT to be a Democracy ...wait -what??

 Reverend William Barber, president of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP, gave a tremendous, rousing, thrilling and patriotic speech that was nearly perfect, to wild cheers at the recent 2016 DNC convention, "The Heart of This Democracy." If only he and everyone who adored him realized this is a Republic, and not a Democracy, and it not only makes a difference, it makes all the difference.

What he said:

Here's an explanation of the difference between a republic and a democracy.

These two forms of government: Democracy and Republic, are not only dissimilar but antithetical, reflecting the sharp contrast between:

(a) The Majority Unlimited, in a Democracy, lacking any legal safeguard of the rights of The Individual and The Minority, and 

(b) The Majority Limited, in a Republic under a written Constitution safeguarding the rights of The Individual and The Minority.
When they say we've have been hoodwinked, there it is on a platter.