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I get that "conservatives hate democracy" is supposed to be a thing now but guys, *nobody sane on either side* believes in anything CLOSE to pure majoritarianism!
Is there some movement to repeal the President's veto power?

Is there a party proposing that we adjudicate court cases by popular vote?

Has someone suggested constitutional amendments be passed by simple majorities?
Is there a proposal to remove the bill of rights and entrust our rights to referenda?

Has someone suggested universal resident voting, enfranchising infants and non-citizens equally?

*EVERYONE* supports franchise restrictions and curtailments of majority power!
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Madison was wrong on this. The Anti-Federalists argued that a limitation on the size of the legislature would lead to only men of celebrity or wealth being elected; that is, people who were *not* representative of the people. They were correct. That's what happened.
Furthermore, Madison presumed that the House would be a body where discussion happened. That was a wrong presumption and flies in the face of the whole logic of *having a lower house*.
Finally, the same logic which supposes that 1 person can represent 600,000 with the efficiency that 1 person in Madison's day represented 60,000 (improvements in communication tech) ALSO imply a group of 6,000 can communicate as effectively as 60 in Madison's day.
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