demonstrate that you have given serious thought to the quote and that you can express your reaction in a clear, complete, and coherent manner.
Feel absolutely free to use current political activity in demonstrating your reaction to the quote you select. (In fact, if applicable I encourage you to think about current politics in analyzing your topic)
You do not need to do outside research.
Write about this quote “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”