Why conservatives are so weird about being a “republic”

There’s a segment of conservatives who like to make the argument: “We’re a republic, not a democracy?”

This is, of course, absurd. Let’s look at the meaning of the two words from Websters:

  • Democracy: A government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation…

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Kelly Scaletta

Kelly Scaletta

I write for several outlets as an NBA analyst, including Bleacher Report, FanRag, Dime, BBallBreadown and RealBallInsiders. My political views are my own.