If you establish a democracy, you must in due time reap the fruits of a democracy. You will in due season have great impatience of the public burdens, combined in due season with great increase of the public expenditure. You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete.
Since Disraeli’s prophecy is coming true before our eyes, I think that it is safe to say that the idea that democracy is somehow necessary for, or even related to liberty is nothing more than a pretty lie used to conceal the tyranny of mob rule. Quite simply, most men desire to be tyrants. The difference between a monarchy and a democracy, then, is that in the former, one must heed the commands of one tyrant whereas in the latter one must heed the commands of all tyrants. In sum, democracy sucks.