Because of their dominance in the press and education, "progressives" (which actually push for regressing back to the type of state-dominated, anti-individual liberty society our Founders risked life and limb to create antithesis of) have ensured that the American public not only doesn't know how our system works (or should work) but that we have the right to overthrow it, should it violate the Constitution (as it does on a daily basis today).
From Facebook user Stuart H:
"In The Federalist Papers No. 58, James Madison explained that if the voters disapprove of a governmental intrusion, it is right for the House of Representatives to de-fund that measure."
Excerpt take from The Federalists Papers No. 58:
The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse -- that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.
How many Americans even know what the Federalist Papers even are?