"But babies can't make decisions," you say.
The people means everyone.
"What about people in this country illegally?"
What part of everyone is so hard to understand?
"You are insane."
May be. But you just said, no, you do not want rule by a majority. Instead, you want rule by a selected group.
"Registered voters over 18 and older."
What about a 23 year old man with an effective IQ of 30. Can't speak. No control over
Poll tax anyone? Constitution comprehension test anyone?
DEMOCRACY MEANS EVERYONE HAS A SAY
Great Britain let came close to letting
When was the last time our Congress let the nation's registered voters decide an issue? Never. The American Revolution came before Congress, so that doesn't count.
To preserve rule by a minority. Like it or not, the US Constitution was specifically and intentionally crafted to create rule by a minority. Under the Constitution, the mass of voters are specifically and with intention aforethought prevented from having a direct role in statecraft.
I have yet to meet anyone who truly favors complete democracy. You do not. Not entirely sure I do.
If you celebrate ANY decision by the US Supreme Court you clearly show you do not want majority rule. You want 5 people to decide the course of a nation. Short of a single-person