The Golden Rule
Prepare a total vacuum, maintain absolute zero. Various particles emerge spontaneously and we observe entropy. Particles collide and cascade, each reverts back to its ground state, and each background state defines a local minimum.
We call it the law of entropy. The law of entropy is expressed as an equation, solving the equation returns a result, and not solving the equation is asking for trouble.
Solving the equation for democracy, democracy's ground state is equality, equality's is authority, authority's is legitimacy, legitimacy's is continuity, continuity's is stability, and the result is community, not tyranny.