Sure .. the overwhelming majority is not always right - but there is no better way to limit Gov't power (one that is realistic). I highly doubt that the overwhelming majority was consulted on all of California's messed up rules. Municiple councils are a tyranny unto themselves- making rules the general public does not support. We have fallen way far down the slippery slope - and can no longer see the mountain top. The safeguards protecting individual liberty have been eroded or removed. Gov't in its essence - wants more power. The founders put safeguards in place to limit that power - for 200 Years Gov't has been trying to get that power back - and it has succeeded.