Well said, what is shows is that we are not a straight democracy ( rule of the mob ) as it was in old Athens.<quoted text>
No, dear, it just showed that people can vote against the constitution - and have it recinded and declared unconstitutional by the judicial branch of the government. that's their job, by the way.
We are also a republic.
Mob rule has been tried in history, and it was terrible, politics was EVERYTHING, nothing had to be true, it only had to sound true, because if you could convince the masses of uneducated people, your idea became law. A jury might have 1000 people, and by simple vote, anyone in the society could be exiled, and was on a regular basis.
Straight Republic was also tried ( old Rome ) and that too had its terrible downside, corruption overshadowed everything.
We are not perfect as a democratic republic, but it is better than either of those two alone.
( it always makes me laugh that people that claim to be a republican, have no clue what it means to be a republic, and scream “democracy” but only when it suits them )