Democracy does not mean freedom and tolerance. In fact, freedom and democracy are opposites. In modern democracy, we must all submit to government edict or face the violent or confiscatory consequences.
Aristotle was quite right when he wrote “Unlimited democracy is, just like oligarchy, a tyranny spread over a large number of people”
Freedom is the freedom not to do what some kind of a majority want you to. Freedom isn’t the right to vote, it’s about what is left to the individual. And that is precious little thee days. The state interferes in everything from health and education, to how you must rummage through your own garbage. It interferes in private contracts and personal diets. It says where you can live, what you can eat and drink and when. It decides how much of your property it will steal and what means of exchange you must use. And increasingly it is asking you to account for yourself to its bureaucrats. It even says what you are allowed to say and what speech is doubleplus ungood.
Voting for a self-selecting oligarchy that control the MSM and deny coverage to anyone else is pointless. The differences are trivial, there is one thing on offer from all of them ~ statism.
I prefer freedom.