On the night of the vice presidential candidates' debate, Utah Senator Mike Lee went on a tweetstorm against democracy. Here's just one sample: "Democracy isn’t the objective; liberty, peace, and prospefity [sic] are. We want the human condition to flourish. Rank democracy can thwart that."
So there you have it. A leading conservative describes democracy as "rank." As George Packer of The Atlantic put it, "The Trump administration is using the last weeks of the campaign to soften up the country for a repudiation of democracy itself." And one more virtuous brick is removed from the wall that was the American way of life I thought we all valued and agreed with.
P.S. Before you dismiss me as being ignorant of the argument that we are a republic, not a democracy, know that I'm well aware of that argument and think it's both pedantic and juvenile.