A woman asked Benjamin Franklin a question as he exited Independence Hall after the Constitutional
Convention in 1787.  “Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?” Franklin supposedly replied,
“A republic, if you can keep it.”

            Consider the following published by your federal government employees in 1928 whenever you hear any media talking head or dumb ass politician say "OUR DEMOCRACY":

Democracy, n.:   A government of the masses.   Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression.   Results in mobocracy.   Attitude toward property is communistic... negating property rights.   Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences.   Result is demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, [chaos].”
U. S. Army Training Manual No. 2000-25

Published by the U.S. War Department, Washington, D.C., November 30, 1928


Greek Philosopher

            Let's check out some contemporary representations referencing "our democracy".

            Wow!   All those nice looking well groomed "news anchors" are in different towns and cities in different states.  

I wonder how they all thought up the same thing to say?   That seems to be a "news story"!

            Did you notice that they never say "OUR REPUBLIC".    LOTS of times they'll use both terms ie democratic republic.    They equate the coffee cup with the coffee.

            Here's some more examples of "news anchors" from different cities and states saying the same exact words.   It appears they're all psychic. 

            They're sure well dressed & well groomed presumptively college grads who don't seem to  think nor write for themselves.

            Why did they name the song "Battle Hymn Of The Republic".    Why do people pledge allegiance to a flag of a Republic instead of a Democracy?

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
Noam  Chomsky