That's not the comment I was responding to. But this is a fair statement if we mean pure democracy, which is not something this country was ever meant to be. Minorities only have power when the system isn't winner take all, which is why states rights are important and also why the electoral college and the senate were set up the way they were. Things have changed since then, of course, but the principal still stands. If the state of Hatfield has a population of 10, and the state of McCoy has a population of 6, then the presidency is effectively a Hatfield dynasty. Other nations have addressed this well-known problem by having a parliamentary system. I've always found that idea attractive, but its not perfect either. I don't know what a perfect system is and I'm open-minded on what could be better than what we have.