"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine."
Thus, the founders sought a system that would curb and retard the domination of narrow interests as expressed by what Madison called "factions".
They designed a system that would force deliberation and measure, through checks and balances, and particularly discourage transient radicalism, stampeded on the country in a big hurry by those "who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion."
The founders looked to structurally squelch the tyranny of any majority. They knew.
Now these principles are being crushed under foot as we speak by the stampeding Obama government and its even more radical fellow travelers in our national legislature.
Obama and his henchman (and henchwomen) are no different than Bush, if not more grandiose, in wielding the same type of raw, arrogant, politically-self-serving, ideologically-self-indulgent power that the likes of Jefferson and Madison abhorred.
The stain of Bush was bad enough. Now Obama et al are pouring fat-laden gravy all over it, working it into the national fabric with great gusto.
All because : "We won."