This isn't a democratic society. It is a constitutional republic. Big difference. You will not find the word 'democracy' anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. Sorry, but I hate it when people call the U.S. a democracy. It simply isn't so.
I'd like to visit Cuba too, but I am not going to do it by sneaking around. I'll do it when the U.S. government says it is legal. But, I have a security clearance to maintain and can't afford to jeopardize it.