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America a republic, not a democracy

I agree with the intent of Unus Vocate’s Nov. 28 letter about restraining the dictator who occupies the White House. Contrary to frequent descriptions, America is still a representative republic, not a democracy.

In a democracy, majority or mob rule prevails, so whenever 51 percent of voters want something, they get it. Unfortunately, our educational institutions have spouted this lie about America being a democracy for years, and many now believe it.

Robin Bohna

Coeur d’Alene


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