Political philosophers since Plato have worried that the great weakness of democracy is the ignorance of the average voter.
Democracy, I strongly feel, is the autocracy of the ignorant, sometimes a minuscule percentage of the voters, we call it the swing!
And it assigns no value to intelligence and painstakingly acquired understanding of the world by important citizens. Just like in companies, shareholders have disproportionate voting rights, it’s time we have voting rights based on factors like tax paying metrics.
A few voters can decide the destiny of a country, a generation of people and even humanity’s direction – precariously! We still believe in democracy because it is better than military dictatorships, monarchies or even for that that matter religious rulers.