American democracy...is there such a thing, and if there is, what is it? I see people here speaking about the US not being a democracy, yet arguing for democratic rule. What does it mean to be a republic and how does being a republic play into the populism of people's views? I'm thinking about people using terms likethe majority or the people , whenever they rant against what congress or the executive or the SCOTUS has done. Myself, I have never been in favor of a pure, populist democracy. I am content the system we have---flaws and a I have very few arguments with how things work out. I have misjudged KevinK. and a few others by not listening to what they are saying...or have I?