"Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos." -- John Marshall, Supreme Court Chief Justice, 1801-1835.
"A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any form of ‘direct' expression. Results in ... attitude toward property is communistic - negating property rights ... Results in demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy." 1928 U.S. Army Training Manual.
"... democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention, have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." James Madison, The Federalist Papers, essay #10.
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government." U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4.
"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United State of America, and to the Republic for which it stands." Pledge of Allegiance.
Lynch mobs are a perfect example of democracy in action, perhaps the most famous being the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Why does the leadership of both major political parties, and much of the major media, babble "democracy" as America's form of government and a good thing, and why is Congress willing to provide our president with taxpayers' dollars to impose this form of government at gunpoint on hapless countries throughout the world?
Probably because the inevitable degeneration into anarchy will result in civil war and provide an excuse to impose U.N. control on those countries, simultaneously helping reduce the global population to a "sustainable level," while fulfilling the "New World Order" objective of global government.
Terry L. Putnam, Young