Democracy is the worst system. Besides all the rest.Winston Churchill
The majority of human history has been ruled by monarchies, dictators and autocrats. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another is a spirit of brotherhood. Democracy is rare and a true functional democracy is even more rare. The voice of the people is voice of God. Keep in mind the US is a federal republic. I know the the US constitution was written in the time of slavery, Indian removal and long before machine guns but it protects the liberty of the individual and is one the greatest achievements in human history. An American is one that accepts all the vales and principles of liberty. Freedom lies in the space that separates an American citizen from an armed member of their government. Governments are created by human beings to oversee the needs of other human beings. If we live in a free country then it is the free mans job to fight for all free men. It is politicians job to make their country a better place. Politics is war without bloodshed. War is politics with bloodshed.
Voting in the infamous two party system can by challenging. Especially when said system is dominated by lobbyists, candidates of extreme wealth, candidates that have never served in the armed forces. I am more comfortable having a say so I choose to vote. I don’t expect my elected officials to be experts but I do have some elementary standards in education, governance and likability. I am a proud registered Independent but still tend to vote with my eyes, ears and wallet. I want a politician with a vision, profound moral compass and that is likeable. Right person for the right job. Naturally to become a true democracy we need to do away with the electoral college and put term limits on the US senate and house of representatives.