Originally Posted by Totenkopf
I'm sure you'd have to say, perhaps, "divine right of kings" (you are an atheist afterall).
I was referring specifically to the worst way to run an allegedly democratic
election, but that's my fault for not being more specific.
As for a hereditary monarchy... I don't think it would be much worse than what we have in our nations at the moment. The fact is that changes in government do not change policy or doctrine in any meaningful way. The effect is therefore pretty much the same as if we had a king or dictator and his court ruling for life.
Governments are either elected in a manner which is close to democratic... or they're not democratic at all. And our governments cannot be said to be democratically elected.