Comment: Are you serious? Are you even listening to yourself?

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Are you serious? Are you even listening to yourself?

You asked for people who were not elected, who were appointed.

I gave you that list.

The entire federal bench, along with the upper officers of all executive departments are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

That is NOT DEMOCRACY or anything even REMOTELY related to being "democratic."

The decisions are NOT made by "the people." The decisions are made INDEPENDENTLY by elected representatives.

Even our President is NOT chosen by "the people." The President and Vice-President are chosen by a special set of very few Electors.

You keep trying to imply that elections = democracy when that is not true.

Electing representatives, who are independent thinkers, and who cast votes independently of what their constituents want, is one of the main mechanisms of a REPUBLIC.

It is designed this way to REMOVE the decision from "the people" and place it into the hands of a smaller subset, hopefully more learned, but who are sworn not any oath to a man or to even the nation, but to the LAW. Thus, their primary responsibility is NOT to do what their constituents tell them to do, but to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic."