The Republican Party is the Oligarch Party.
The only reason oligarchs need numerical presence is that starving peasants will kill anyone who threatens their gleaner's patch.
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The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)