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By Harold Pease Ph D
Special to Valley News 

What does a republic look like?


Last updated 6/8/2018 at 11:40am

Most people ignorantly refer to the nation’s political system as a “democracy” although this word is not in the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights or any document given by the Founding Fathers. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag identifies the form of government as a republic.

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1759, “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

A republic has seven major components; each is specifically designed to keep it from becoming a democracy, as democracy eve...

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