RE: The paradox of democracy.
So many people have thoughts on politics that make no sense to me. Our country has been reforming and changing since the constitution was radified. Its a push and pull between progressivism and reactionary sentiment caused by progressive change that people at the time didn't like. A reform happens, and that creates backlash, or a reform does not happen, and that creates a drive to reform which is satisfied eventually, and then there is another backlash.