It is one of my greatest pet peeves to hear someone call America a democracy. We are a republic, not a democracy. Many will say that it's the same thing, or no big deal. Let me explain why it is not the same so that you can assume this pet peeve as well!
Did our Founders want a democracy? Here are some of their thoughts on Democracy:
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent...[Click To Continue Reading]