Comment: Thanks for the link... did you read it?

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Thanks for the link... did you read it?

"Framers of the U.S. Constitution intended to create a republican government."

"By a republic, Madison meant a system in which representatives are chosen by the citizens to exercise the powers of government."

So now let us read the definition of Democracy from the same site:

"That form of government in which the sovereign power is exercised by the people in a body, as was the practice in some of the states of Ancient Greece; the term representative democracy has been given to a republican government like that of the United States."

One thing you should notice is that the word Democracy can't stand on it's own to describe the American form of government. To use it, you must modify it with 'representative' in order to give it the meaning of Republic, which can stand on it's own. Why? Because we are a republic.