Given the radical polarization of many members on this forum, I have an interesting question: If you could put an unelected, un-corrupt leader in charge of your country that exactly matched your every political view, would you? While this would effectively blot out the entire opposition to your point of view (No more annoying Liberals! No more shady, rich Conservatives!), it would also eradicate democracy and the vote. This question may seem immediately easy, but think about it for a moment; by choosing democracy, you are essentially admitting that you may be entirely wrong in your political beliefs, and thus need the other side to keep you in check... On the other hand, if you're so convinced that your way is the right way for your respective country, is a dictatorship (remember, idealized and un-corrupt in this case) not the better route? What's more important to you? Are you confident enough in your beliefs?