Trust the People!
This great American democratic experiment was founded on the theory that the will and wisdom of the people would provide better direction for the country than the views of a privileged elite.
Human history supports this theory because it is a sad tale of mistakes of the few leading to war and misery. For example, Louis XVI of France rejected the reforms of Turgot and later tried to sneak out of the country in disguise. The French Revolution turned violent and ugly.
For another example, President Wilson after WW I promoted political not economic solutions and so made WW II inevitable.
More recently, nationalistic, imperialistic, militaristic, power-adoring officials took this country into the dead end of Vietnam; and now, a generation later, the same kind of people are demonstrating that we have learned nothing from our history: They have led our country into another dead end, this time in Iraq.
America proclaims democracy at the same time that it contradicts it by ignoring the people. The people must take their country back by instructing their elected officials that no one country can run the world, and that America must learn how to become a team player.