I am in morning. Morning our Great Nation. Pray that we are still standing as a sovereign Republic once this travesty has ended. Yes I said Republic. We are not and have never been a Democracy.
A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them.
Lest he forget, he was voted in by the above citizens. His job now is to do the will of those people, not his will. He has sworn to uphold the constitution of the United States. Stay alert, dear Americans, the ride has just begun.
James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay articulated this conception of a republic in their 1788 essays that were later compiled as The Federalist Papers. These essays, intended to support the ratification of the federal Constitution in New York, distinguished a republic from a pure democracy, describing the latter as "a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person." In the context of The Federalist Papers, a republic differed from a pure democracy only in that it was "a government in which the scheme of representation takes place." According to this interpretation, a republic was a representative democracy. As Madison pointed out, the representative principle militates against the irresponsible exercise of majority power, for it makes a large republic possible, and it is difficult in a large republic for any faction to become a majority. According to these authors, a large republic would foster the formation of many factions, and this sheer multiplicity of interests in turn would create shifting coalitions, which would hinder the formation of an oppressive or irresponsible majority. Furthermore, because of the checks and balances and separation of powers between different branches and levels of government, any upstart tyrannical faction would encounter many legal and institutional roadblocks. (We Pray)