POWER TO THE PEOPLE?
Good ideas do not always succeed.
It is either an Oligarchy or Anarchy, depending on what aspect you are looking at.
The concept of "Popular Sovereignty" is not carried out well. We can't just say: "We don't like Obama anymore", and he will just step down from being the President.
Democracy ≠ Freedom.
Especially DIRECT DEMOCRACY. Direct Democracy is where everyone votes on everything and there are no representatives or presidents. That sounds like freedom, but in truth it is being forced to do everything government related, including skipping your job just to vote or do jury duty.
People do not vote because our politicians are not trustworthy.
We vote against wars, yet they still happen.
Congress represents us, and the president can veto our only voice in the government.
The constitution can be amended as pleased.
Declaration of Independence.
"Re-interperit" our freedoms to take them away or limit them.