Republic or Democracy 8

Republican democracy does not eliminate the risk of tyranny by a majority, but it can diminish that risk – when the executive and legislative branches are willing and able to block any attempt by the other to act against the people. Republican democracy has two clear advantages over direct democracy:

  • It can be used for large, busy populations.
  • Elected representatives and leaders can be held accountable to the voters through elections.

Excerpted from America: Democracy or Republic?

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