Those who see Democracy as an ideology have forgotten that the torch-bearing mobs in the story of Frankenstein were a Democracy.
The fear-driven townspeople who burnt ‘witches’ in Salem were a Democracy.
The hooded, hate-driven bigots of the KKK were a Democracy.
Regardless of the purest intentions of those individuals participating, Mob Rule is still only brutal thuggishness, multiplied and reinforced by a belief that sheer numbers equate any belief or behavior to Righteousness if bolstered by enough Believers.
A nation based on LAW, on the other hand, can be reasoned, measured, and delivered — to provide Justice to all equally. To protect the Minority from the Majority.
True, it will still be upheld by imperfect humans; but the alternative is a society made up of successive generations of mobs. Like where we are now.
And where we are going.