That's a very superficial view. Like what an intellectually sloppy conservative high school teacher would tell his students. Democracy meant to the Framers of the Constitution (Washington, Madison, Mason, Hamilton, Gerry, Wilson, Yates, etc.- not Jefferson- he was not a delegate to the Convention) the idea that the common people should control the government. Of course wealthy farmers and slaveowners would object to that. So why do you oppose democracy. You don't want the right to vote. You want to let the government tax you and pass laws concerning you, but you don't want the opportunity to vote or be eligible to hold office. Because what...Jared and Ivanka and Donald and Mitch McConnell are our rightful aristocracy, and we should have no say in the country's affairs! That is plainly absurd. You must be the last absolute monarchist in North America.