Wow this post is very wrong on every level, unless it is intentional satire.
Living in the Federation seems very pleasant on many many levels. The Federation seems to posess the best science and largest territory among space powers on this side of the galaxy. If this is the result of enlightmentment and democracy who are you to argue against it?
What alternatives are out there? Me thinks Romulan, Cardassian or Klingon rule would be found lacking to a great number of individuals. Leaving the Federation is always a choice, nobody is holding a gun to your head.