Much later, Dwight Eisenhower was completely surprised when his advisors told him "half the electorate is of below average intelligence!""People are gullible". Ain't that the truth. Back when the framers were cobbling together our Constitution, Gov. Elbridge Gerry (yep, that Gerry ...) wasn't too positive on giving all people "the vote".
" ... they are daily misled into the most baneful measures and opinions by the false reports circulated by designing men, and which no one on the spot can refute ..."
And that was before the internet!
We sure don't want to trust people around two parts hydrogen, one part oxygen!