We have democracy...
Democracy is messy...and fragile...and not always clean and tidy.
Democracy is based on principle and a constitution which cannot be compromised...at times that can feel inflexible.
Democracy is imperfect.
Democracy allows for dissenting opinion, critical thinking, and diversity of viewpoints.
Democracy is a gift we have that is envied by many who have never known it.
Democracy allows the personal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
I love democracy and wholeheartedly embrace the word of Benjamin Franklin:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.