4. It could be argued that the most significant virtue of a popular democracy is not the right to 10 participate in the selection of leaders, but rather that it affirms
our importance in the scheme of things.
(A) but rather that it affirms
(B) but rather its affirmation of
(C) but rather itâ€™s affirmation in terms of
(D) but instead of that, its affirming that
(E) affirming rather