The United States wasn’t founded as, and still isn’t, a democracy. It’s a republic. The difference is a democracy is a popular majority, while a republic is governed by those who have dedicated their souls to prosperity.

There are many calls to disband the electoral college. That’s democratic and socialistic in nature. It’s based on the thesis that a majority is always right. A majority can be right, but most often a majority is just popular. A minority usually has spent the time to understand the future trajectory, see the consequences, and define a way to build a solid future.

The principle is true decision makers are dedicated to the well-being of all people, while socialists are interested in the well-being of a few. So if you see politicians asking for more control, they’re socialist.

Read more: The Federalist Papers