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The United States IS a

The United States IS a constitutional democracy. The American constitution is a constraint on democracy. In the UK, Australia and other commonwealth realms, we have constitutional monarchy, to limit monarchical power.

A Republic is any system where the government is public, rather than private. People in the liberty movement confuse this term. I think this comes from Benjamin Franklin's famous "A republic, mam, if you can keep it" line. All he was saying, is that the government is open to the people.

Republic literally means "the public thing". It has got nothing to do with rights and protections.