One could just as easily say, Unfortunately, there is a left-wing element today that casts disdain on the the actual wording, intent, and implementation of the USC, seeing it as incompatible with their view of a fair society, or the ‘natural superiority’ of the majority.
I think it’s important to always keep in mind that the possibility of mob rule, vis a vis direct democracy (vs electoral college) was important enough to the framers of the USC to NOT include the word. They spent quite a bit of time arguing about it, in fact, to make sure the final wording was very specific.
They actually discussed, at length, using the words “democratic republic,” but overall felt that to include the word democratic was going too far. Personally, I think national democratic republic encompasses the primary intent.
Also, I honestly think that if we would all ignore the most extreme 5-10% of all political groups we would be a lot better off.
As for me, I’m a bit of a polyhedron: Neither a square, nor a round peg. Although closer to a Classic Liberal than anything else in today’s politics, I find much of the Left’s rhetoric scary and threatening to our democratic republic-a bill to remove the Electoral College, for example… and just as much of the mainstream Right’s acceptance of the abridging of our constitutionally guaranteed liberties just as terrifying- DWI checkpoints being a clear violation fo the 4th Amendment, but are ubiquitous and -more than just accepted- are almost a der riguer support position in right wing ‘law and order’ circles (the right wing nuts have lost sight of just as much of the USC and Bill of Rights as the left wing nuts, imho).