Why conservatives are so weird about being a “republic”

Kelly Scaletta
4 min readOct 17, 2020

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…
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.