Bring the troops home, George. Throw the Declaration of Independence into the fireplace. It's over. Maybe if we're lucky Elizabeth will let bygones be bygones and take us back.
Anyone who has ever had the misfortune of sitting through a church business meeting knows that democracy just doesn't work. People don't understand the implications of their decisions, they don't listen to each other and they don't accomplish anything. They'll vote for anything that sounds good at the moment without a thought of the ramifications.
That's how you end up with divided churches and pregnant pig amendments. Church business meetings and citizen initiatives... The only difference is one of scale.