Now you are not making sense.
My logic is as follows. The legislatures are elected by popular vote, therefor they represent the majority. When the legislatures make rules, those rules are the will of the majority. If those rules are applied to the minority then the minority is oppressed by the tyranny of the majority. Since every individual will always be a minority when against the will of the majority, there exists no rights, only privileges allowed by the majority.
The process of electing representatives is called the democratic process. Since a democracy and a republic is not the same, a republic must not conform to this process.
So what characteristics does a republic have? It has rights for each individual. There is only one way for this to occur and that is if each individual has vested sovereignty and can exercise that sovereignty. What that means is each individual makes their own rules to govern themselves and their property. Have you heard the term self government before? I logically reason that a strict republic would conform to self government.
Regardless of what wikipidia says, these are only logical conclusions.
So why do we have elections then? You may ask. Because we do not have a strict republic we have what is called a representative republic or constitutional republic. A constitutional republic is the form of government in which the sovereignty is vested in the people and exercised by either the people directly or by representatives who's powers are specifically enumerated. That is what a constitution does, enumerates powers. The purpose was for a nation or federation to perform certain tasks such as establish justice, or provide for the common defense.
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