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Comment: Yes, you are correct. The US was formed as a republic.

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Yes, you are correct. The US was formed as a republic.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands.."

The founders despised the idea of democracy almost as much as the despised monarchy. The US government was intended to be mainly occupied with preserving the rights of individuals against the wishes of a majority who might wish to oppress them, or him, for some reason or other. That is why senators were originally selected by state governors and the president is chosen by the electoral college. The mass of people were not to be trusted to give up some perceived benefit in order that one person, or a few people might retain their rights.

HOWEVER, present-day US federal government is not concerned with protecting the rights of the minority over the interests of the majority. Even though technically it is still a republic it now functions as something else. If Obama proceeds with military action over the opposition of the vast majority of citizens the people who think the US is a democracy will be damn angry. But any attempts to remove Obama from power will fail because; first of all Joe Biden is an idiot, and second of all, Constitutionally, the President and all elected representatives are empowered to act contrary to public will under the structure of a republic.