WE ARE A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC.
The word Democracy NEVER appears in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution!
Democracy: a system based on majority rule: the doctrine that the4 numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group.
Thoughts from our Founding Fathers:
"A democracy is nothing more than mob rule where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine." - Thomas Jefferson
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." - Ben Franklin
"Democracy is the most vile form of government... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention... incompatible with personal security or the rights of property." - James Madison
"Democracy... wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide." - John Adams