President Obama and Hillary Clinton only refer to the United States as a “democracy”. Even today, when Barack Obama talked about the results of the election he mentioned the nature of our “democracy”. When Hillary mentioned it in her speech Wednesday morning, she said that the United States is a “constitutional democracy”.
It’s not an issue if they are simply using the words interchangeably for our actual form of government, but are they?
Our government is a constitutional Republic or a constitutional federal representative democracy. We are a democracy but the fact that we have checks and balances, safeguards such as states’ rights and the separation of powers, assures that we are not a direct democracy. Another safeguard is in the electoral college.
Democracies are unbridled mobocracies and they always descend into tyranny.
None of Obama’s team or Hillary’s will ever refer to the United States as a Republic.
There is danger in that.