I know it's not a popular thing to say about my fellow countrymen, but let's be perfectly frank for a moment. Most Americans are completely illiterate on matters of politics, policy, economics, law, science and all the other disciplines that support those basic pillars of our government. To ascribe some noble quality to Joe six-pack in this context seem to me, wildly naive or willfully ignorant of the ground truth of your MK 1 Mod 0 American.
I'm afraid the romanticised, pollyanna notion of the rugged individualist American forging their way across the fruited plain toward a better life in the American West, solving his own problems with the tools on hand, doesn't mesh well with Joe six-pack who works his 40 hour week at the Pep Boys parts counter and spends his free time watching reruns of Roseanne and Tool Time.
Not really looking for innovative solutions to complex policy issues from this guy.