The movement within California to split the state between Republican v Democrat has passed the first hurdle in becoming the 51st State. The movement is called the New California. They read their own Declaration of Independence on the floor of the State Senate. Their position reflects the serious divide within this country of left v right. They are correct in stating that the left is un-democratic and seeks to impose by the majority tyranny upon the minority.
We must understand that Democracy is not free of tyranny. We are living proof that we still live under the tyranny of the majority that is even worse than the tyranny of a monarch. The tyranny that we suffer under that has been the cornerstone of socialism in that the majority assumes the right to alter the way people live by imposing social laws that are not limited to a simple political function. Under the tyranny of a monarch, you can protect yourself from a tyrant. However, the tyranny under which we live today is much harder to escape for the majority simply pass laws that declare even prevailing opinion and feeling to be violations of their laws. As Thrasymachus said, justice under all forms of government, including Democracy, is simply the will of the majority. The prevailing opinions within the majority of society will be the basis of all rules of conduct within society without any noble roots. There can be no safeguard in law against the tyranny of the majority. That is simply impossible. This is why revolutionary conflict erupts even within Democracies for there is no possible way to escape the tyranny of the majority.
Direct Democracy can work when it is confined to economic and the safety of the state. It MUST be restrained by SOCIAL laws. It cannot impose laws based upon ANY religious belief for once that takes place, it becomes a tyranny of one philosophy over another.
Just look at Sweden. The refugees have created 70 no-go zones. They impose their own rule of law based on religion and reject the rest of the country. In those zones, they proclaim that Shariah Law prevails. Even the police are afraid to enter.