A good example is DACA and the border wall. According to this poll by cbs news, most Americans support DACA. They want to let the dreamers stay. They also oppose the border wall.
So I realize that we aren't really defined as a DIRECT democracy. That is, we aren't supposed to vote on every issue.
We elect representatives to do that for us, of course, so we are defined as a representative democracy or democratic republic or constitutional whatever.
The only country that really approaches a direct democracy is Switzerland, where major issues are voted on directly by the people.
Nevertheless, I have always had the idea that we are essentially supposed to be a country ruled by its people. The obvious drawback to that is that the 'people' may well be mostly uneducated and don't know what is good for them. For example, a majority of the people may decide to nuke North Korea without any further ado. In this case, I think we need wiser heads to prevail.
But in the case of DACA and the WALL, where congress is having trouble making up its mind, shouldn't the will of the people be the deciding factor here? Or not?