And that is why the Founding Fathers feared democracy, and established a republic– wherein men of discernment could “refine” the passions of people like Bill:
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property…[a republic can] refine and enlarge the public views, by passing them through the medium of a chosen body of citizens, whose wisdom may best discern the true interest of their country.
It’s why the Founders designed the erectoral college as a means of overturning the will of the people, should they vote incorrectly:
The immediate election should be made by men most capable of analyzing the qualities adapted to the station, and acting under circumstances favorable to deliberation…most likely to possess the information and discernment requisite to such complicated investigations…to afford as little opportunity as possible to tumult and disorder.
It’s why the Founders didn’t want Americans erecting their own senators:
Americans did not directly vote for senators for the first 125 years of the Federal Government. The Constitution, as it was adopted in 1788, stated that senators would be elected by state legislatures.
It’s why the Founders didn’t want Americans pressuring legislators:
Senators elected by state legislatures would be able to concentrate on the business at hand without pressure from the populace.
The Founders knew all too well that the common man is a fucking retard.