Direct democracy works best when the majority of a nation is educated and values fact over rhetoric. I hate that Trump is president, but it happened because voters in key states turned out for him. Had more voters turned out for Hillary in those states, she would have won instead. As ignorance becomes the status quo and media sensationalism is spreading, now would be the worst time to switch to a direct democracy. I'm more concerned with changing our voting system from First Past the Post to a Ranked Voting system that would allow for 3rd party viability.