Sure the people are stupid: the human race is stupid. Sure Congress is an inefficient instrument of government. But the people are not stupid enough to abandon representative government for any other kind, including government by the guy who knows.
The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance, except as he can acquire it from others, from the social whole.
The mind has its own logic but does not often let others in on it.
The trouble with Reason is that it becomes meaningless at the exact point where it refuses to act.