True, but the hard thing is determining who gets to be 'leader'. Group mentalities seem to be everywhere, it's that fundamentally divisional 'us vs them' idea that ends up making most of the non-conformists fall in line. Like how these Catholics who voted for Obama, religious pressure is employed. I would guess that a lot of them wouldn't vote for someone like Obama again, due to how they've been told it was 'a mortal sin'.
Some leaders don't intend to dictate, but do dictate things because its what their personal beliefs tell them to do, and also because it seems like the right thing to do...
Please feed the trolls. XD