Democracy was started in Ancient Greece, and the word Democracy in Greek is “demos kratia,” which in English, literally means “people rule.”
Therefore, let’s not be confused or misled: here in The United States, we are not living in a true democracy. If anything, we have a Representative form of Democracy.
In reality, we are a Republic – which is a state or a country that is not led by a monarchy, and which the people (or part of the people) have an impact on it’s government. More broadly, we are a Constitutional Republic, governed by (Constitutionally-based) laws, and by which the people are represented by elected officials.
The word Republic is derived from the Latin phrase “res publica,“ which is translated to English as “public thing,” or “public affair.”
Article 4, Section 4, of The United States Constitution:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,…”