I suggested a basic definition of "democracy".
Democracy literally means "rule of the people". Having a say in one's own government, freely expressing one's own opinion.
The Weimar Republic had allowed its enemies to destroy democracy. Every provision of the Weimar Constitution could be changed by a two-thirds majority, even fundamental rights could be suspended and democracy eliminated.
Unlike the Weimar Republic, the democracy of our the Basic Law is not only a formal democracy, but a set of values, the free democratic basic order with its inviolable principles.
Since democracy is described in our Basic Law, and the principles of Article 20 can never be changed (Article 79(3) Basic Law), I am more or less "trapped" in this definition.
[Constitutional principles – Right of resistance]
(1) The Federal Republic of Germany is a democratic and social federal state.
(2) All state authority is derived from the people. It shall be exercised by the people through elections and other votes and through specific legislative, executive and judicial bodies.
(3) The legislature shall be bound by the constitutional order, the executive and the judiciary by law and justice.
(4) All Germans shall have the right to resist any person seeking to abolish this constitutional order if no other remedy is available.