Republican senator, Mike Lee of Utah, tweeted:
‘Democracy isn’t the objective [of America’s political system]; liberty, peace, and prosperity are.
We want the human condition to flourish.
Rank democracy can thwart that.’
He is, of course, correct.
The USA was founded as an oligarchic Republic on the Roman model, not a Greek-style Democracy.
The Romantic principle of democracy was introduced much later.
The same is true of France, where women were not allowed to vote until 1946,
and which only recently started to take democracy seriously.