What this country was meant to be was a democracy.
Dictatorships are great if you are perfectly in line with everything they say. Shoot, instead of every opinion falling neatly into the convenient bins of liberal/conservative (not), think of how much more convenient it would be if everyones opinions fell into one monochromatic rainbow?
People are going to have differences in opinion, and a dictatorship that snubs other views that differ are not great for everyone else. But then again their opinions are not worth being listened to, ever, so guess it does not matter, right?
But it does matter.