This document could be considered the cornerstone of democracy.
Please read the statement carefully. The writers spent much time making sure each word and phrase would be interpreted literally and as it was intended.
From the Declaration of Independence, "...Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends [i.e., Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness], it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it..."
Notice this statement refers to governments (plural) instituted by men (the plural of all people). It refers to the people being governed in their own country having the right to alter or abolish their own government and not to people or governments of other countries having the right to alter or abolish their government. The intent of this statement was to prevent imposing one government's will and form of government upon another country. It is up to the governed in each country to decide its own government, no one else.
We had a revolution in this country over this issue 212 years ago. The United States was born because we believed in this statement.
The words are very clear and simple and it is democracy at its finest as it was intended to be. Any variation from this is a variation from democracy.
"Spreading democracy" was NOT what our founding fathers had in mind. Any rational being with a rudimentary understanding of the English language could discern that from this Declaration.
We were forced to memorize this Declaration as schoolchildren because of its importance. Let's not trample on those basic beliefs that created this great country.