Republic Not A Democracy

Tragically, many Americans believe we live in a democracy. The fact is that our Founders hated the idea of living under a democracy. They seen is as being ruled by the coercive power of the 51% that could abuse the rights of the individual. They feared democracy since they were aware of what had happened within the French Revolution and the bloodbath that followed. Instead of a democracy the Founders wanted to establish a republic form of government which combined representative government with the rule of law. The law was set up to limit the power of the government so it could not abuse the God-given rights of the individual. 

The following clip describes our form of government quite well.

Republic - not a Democracy!

A Republic - Not A Democracy

Five Basic Forms of Government

Five Forms of Government

Tyranny of a Democracy