Ask Civics 101: What Are We...A Democracy Or A Republic?
It's an oft-lobbed claim. "We're not a democracy, we're a republic." And it's half true! We are a republic. But we're also a democracy.
What does that actually mean, and why is the question important? For our first-ever Ask Civics 101, we're answering a question that listeners have been asking since the show's inception: what are we?