Democracy does not a free society make. In a true democracy the majority rules over all its constituents, therefore society at large is subjected to the capricious actions of the mob. Democracy is a form of collectivism; therefore, a form of statism, it does not champion freedom and individual rights.
Democracies pose a threat to freedom and individual rights, for example, Lebanon is a democracy and what do they do? Elect Hezbollah. Gaza is a democracy and What do they do? Elect Hamas. Minnesota— what do they do — Elect Al Franken. Let radical fanatics gain majority rule and . . . Create an entitlement class then elevate their numbers to a majority rule and . . .
In America, majority rule elects officials to serve in government; however, the majority rule has little say over the basic principles of governing, which means the majority can not (in theory) infringe upon the individual rights of its constituents.
Fortunately, here in America we do not have a total democracy; here in America we have a constitutional republic, restricted to the protection of individual rights. It is our constitution that has preserved freedom for over two hundred years in this country, not democracy.