I read the comments on this and keep reading people say “trump is killing our democracy”..really..? Certain Statements like that show that the folks saying it don’t have the intellectual ability to be in this conversation..since when do we have “democracy” form of government..? Since never. That’s in fact the very problem, rather it’s one of root problems in the United States, “democracy” ideology is what’s being applied and killing our country.. Comparison.. 1) Rule- By majority (democracy) -By law (republic) 2) Minority rights- Overridden by majority (democracy) —Inalienable (republic) 3) Sovereignty rests with The population (all the people taken together) (democracy) The people, individuals (republic) 4) Revenue through Illegitimate taxes, fees, fines and licenses (democracy) Legitimate taxes and fees (republic) 5) Mobocracy Prevails (democracy) Does not prevail (republic) Democracy, as a form of government, is utterly repugnant to--is the very antithesis of--the traditional American system: that of a Republic, and its underlying philosophy, as expressed in essence in the Declaration of Independence with primary emphasis upon the people’s forming their government so as to permit them to possess only "just powers" (limited powers) in order to make and keep secure the God-given, unalienable rights of each and every Individual and therefore of all groups of Individuals... A Republic, on the other hand, has a very different purpose and an entirely different form, or system, of government. Its purpose is to control The Majority strictly, as well as all others among the people, primarily to protect The Individual’s God-given, unalienable rights and therefore for the protection of the rights of The Minority, of all minorities, and the liberties of people in general. The definition of a Republic is: a constitutionally limited government of the representative type, created by a written Constitution--adopted by the people and changeable (from its original meaning) by them only by its amendment--with its powers divided between three separate Branches: Executive, Legislative and Judicial. Here the term "the people" means, of course, the electorate.