The United States was intended to be a constitutional republic. The United States was not intended to be a democracy.
In a democracy the majority rules. It is quite simple, 50%+1 and you are required to do what ever the 50%+1 decides.
In a constitutional republic each individual possesses inalienable rights, rights provided by their creator and not by government. The United States constitution is a document intended to restrain government from transgressing against the rights provided to the individual by their creator. These rights shall not be infringed. These rights are not up for a vote, they are inherent to your humanity. Each individual decides what they will do, whom they will do it with, what they will own, what they will say and what they will buy and sell and at what price without interference from others. The only caveat is that in doing this they may not transgress against the inherent rights of others.
There is but one reason to prefer a constitutional republic over a democracy – and that reason is that a constitutional republic is the only form of government ever devised that recognizes and defends minority rights. That is it. Each transgression of minority rights is a betrayal of our constitution and republic. Truth is that we have so shredded minority rights in this country that the constitution and the concept of a republic are all but dead.
I am not diminishing the efforts of those, including myself, who work feverishly to restore the constitution and the republic. It is an uphill battle – not the least reason is the education system is profoundly anti-constitution and anti-republic (and why shouldn’t they be? They get to vote themselves raises if the republic is abolished!). The historical reality is that democracies never last but republics do. Democracies never last due to human nature. The temptation to vote yourself wealth and property from the minority, the temptation to use the power of government to insist that the minority live their lives the way the majority wishes, the temptation to be King via coalition has proven irresistible.