Comment: Did I personally insult you somewhere? Why the ad hominem

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Did I personally insult you somewhere? Why the ad hominem

attack upon me?

And may I caution you to do your own research more thoroughly? (and I don't question your intelligence in the process) Please read the short document I linked below. Then if you have questions, check his sources. Or do some searching on your own.

Elections ≠ Democracy

I'm not sure where you got that notion.

You can have elections in a Republic, or an Oligarchy as well for example. Witness Iran. You can even have elections in a Monarchy. Yes it is true. Certainly, many dictators were elected, but one would be hard pressed to call their governments "democratic."