By Steven J. Grisafi, PhD.
Whenever anyone considers it necessary to remind others that America is a republic and not a democracy, the assertion would appear to most Americans to be pure pedantry. Whosoever considers the distinction to be pedantic, or a distinction without a difference, fails to recognize the importance of the distinction. A true democracy is not vulnerable to corruption. All representative governments are vulnerable to corruption. Corruption is America’s bane and the bane of all modern government.