From the 'manifesto', at least the most recent one, of the OWS: .... To all communities that take action and form groups in the spirit of direct democracy, we offer support, documentation, and all of the resources at our disposal.[Emphasis added] Our Founding Fathers created a country and a Constitution that is based on a political system called a constitutional republic. They were wise enough to know that direct democracies historically don't fare well. Fact of the matter is, calling for a direct democracy is inconsistent with our Constitution. For those who have taken an oath to preserve our Constitution, I hope they remember these facts.