A true democracy is actually mob rule with a fancy name which makes it sound like a good system. There have been times in the history of the USA when an unrestricted democracy might have passed some terrible legislation. The USA is not a democracy. It is a constitutional republic. Our system undoubtedly has some flaws, but is better than any practical alternative I can imagine. It has the potential to correct bad legislation. Example: I think there was a time when women did not have the right to vote. I am too lazy to check this notion, so would not bet a large sum on my being correct.