The American government is NOT a democracy!! We are a constitutional republic! Remember the Pledge of Allegiance?
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one.
In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person.
In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group.
Remember Individualism/ Individual Sovereignty?= Republic
Collective, No Individual Sovereignty= Democracy
“Two important forms of government to understand are the democracy and the republic. Â A democratic government is based around the ideals that,
every citizen is guaranteed the same rights under the law.
A republic is formed around the idea that there should be no monarch and that all citizens should have a part in choosing the leaders of their
government. The republic is centered on the people electing someone who can represent their best interests.
Throughout history, there have also been many forms of republic governments, including liberal and socialist republics.
A republic typically follows a constitution, in order to ensure that the elected official to lead the government does not upset the rights which
citizens have been given for equality.
The democratic government permits its citizens to vote for the individuals who they trust and they feel will value citizen’s rights and opinions.
The United States has taken the main points of a democracy and republic to create a government in which the people are responsible for electing
government officials and all citizens are equal underneath the constitution.
1. A democracy is equality for all citizens and a republic allows citizens to choose their leaders.
2. Democracy has been a government form since ancient Greece. Republic ideas have been around since the times of the Renaissance.
3. There are many subcategories of both democracy and a republic.
4. The United States has incorporated principles from both forms of government. Candidates for government officials are divided into democrats and
republicans based on which ideals they believe. “
OK End of rant.