The American Founding Fathers did not want a democracy ... and neither do you. Democracies are cruel and mean, the majority voting for their ego-vested interests irrespective of the natural rights of individuals in a minority ... the evil of majority rule.

A republic, on the other hand, first and foremost tries to protect the natural freedoms of individuals. A republic allows public participation in governance, but such governance is severely limited by a "Bill of Rights," which in essence says, "even a majority cannot violate these freedoms which everyone enjoys."

Republics are based not on majority rule but on the natural freedom of mankind. As long as you are not threatening others with force, or tricking others with fraud, you are free to pursue happiness as you see fit, and equally important you are free to create for yourself the lessons you need to learn.

As an individual, you don't want a majority ruling your life. 

You do not really want majority rule.  What you really want is rule by rights ... Republican rule.

To better understand the evil psychology of modern "liberal progressives," read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles