Congress has a duty to protect us FROM democracy, yet they are continually on the wrong side of the hijacking. Democracy is an insurrection against constitutional order.
Read The Federalist #10:
“…democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
Personal security and the rights of property are the whole purpose for constituting the republic in the first place and specifically protected by the 4th and 5th Amendments (which we required additions prior to ratification).
4th Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”
5th Amendment: “No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law…”
Voting for blanket seizures of property is not a due process of law for the individual “person”.
Therefore, returning to Federalist #10:
“To secure the public good and private rights against the danger of such a faction, and at the same time to preserve the spirit and the form of popular government, is then the great object to which our inquiries are directed.”
The constitution was supposed keep democracy from invading the rights of people to be secure in their persons and property, yet the greed of politicians, a permanent bureaucracy, and special interest groups has overcome that parchment barrier to tyranny.
Only radical decentralization, hyper-republicanism, can restore the security of a free state. To achieve that self-government requires active participation.