1. Democracy is the only system guaranteeing citizens have jurisdiction over the laws & policies of their nation.
Whether this actually works in practice is another question entirely. How much influence do voters have?
9. The West has a position of authority that responsibly maintains patrician control over an unruly world.
This is a view strictly in the eye of the beholder. How responsible were the attacks on Iraq & Libya? Is the world safer or more dangerous thru recent interventions?