Yes, A Republic Can Be A Democracy

“A republic is a democracy…” — Malcolm Nance

Original sketch by Michael Gilmore, used by permission — Copyright © Michael Gilmore 2021

The most frequent response online when people argue over whether the United States is a democracy goes like this: the U.S. is a republic, not a democracy.

This is a Jedi mind trick. Or a drunk trick. Or just plain drunk and dishonest.



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