and hopefully we can lead by example that our clan government is the best type.
Ok, fine. AOE might have the most successful WL "government" out there. But I'll never agree that it is the "best type". The best type of "clan government" would be 1 solid, well rounded leader, who can make smart, thought out decisions by herself/himself, without the help of others. S/he would theoretically represent all of his/her clanmates whether that be providing diplomacy games, strategic tournaments, or an active community for their clanmates to enjoy. Clearly, it's very hard to find said individual. There is no such thing as a 100% reliable person, so some sort of "council" must be made. M'Hunters have it, CORP have it, Wolves have it, GG have it, among others, all in different forms. It's a way to ensure you don't have 1 crazy "Marksman-esque" type leader.
This bullshit type of "democratic government" I don't think is good. I don't think it's good because it makes clan members have to contribute towards the clan to keep it afloat. This is bad, because in some cases people are putting forward more than they're receiving. If I'm a person who joined a clan to be provided with games and a community, I don't want to be a fundamental aspect for helping the clan function. I want to make friends and play games/tournaments with said friends. You don't need "elections" to decide the leaders. You need one central form of management to appoint competent leaders positions of power. You don't need a "constitution". Managers should feel to either (dictatorially, if 1, put to a vote if 3-6. Anything 7+ is madness) add, subtract, divide, or multiply rules if needed, and there shouldn't be huge fusses about "Oh no! We can't AMEND the holy constitution! It's not possible the original author of it could have possibly made a MISTAKE in it! We have to make some crazy bill and put it through 3 stages for anything reasonable to happen! Aaaah!"
tl;dr Clan "governments" tend to fail. (E.g: TLW, TRF, etc.) Ergo, they are not the best type of clan management system.