For those of you on the "right" who are fond of stating the the US is a "Republic, not a democracy", or otherwise express distrust of democracy, what gives? I certainly wouldn't say that democracy will always produces good results, but what else you got? Does "anti-democratic" strike you as a better mode of governing? Why shouldn't government follow the will of the people? To be clear, I'm not talking here about the representative vs direct question. Nor am I talking about Constitutional limits on government, which would presumably apply no matter how decisions were made. I'm talking about the concept that the will of the majority should direct government - whether through elected representatives or direct participation. if you reject this foundation, what would you offer as an alternative?