Being a republic, and a democracy aren’t exclusive of each other.

That is correct. In fact, a Republic is a kind of democracy, a representative democracy. Yes, a Republic is not a “pure democracy” or “direct democracy” where the people directly implement policy. Rather, a Republic is an indirect democracy where the people’s authority is exercised through elected representatives, but that is still a kind of democracy.

The notion that a Republic is not a democracy is one of the more popular myths out there.

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Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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