Two Republics – Part 1/4

America and China are both Republics. In this four part series, evidence will prove this to be a fact.

The Declaration of Independence makes no mention of the United States being a Democracy or a Republic.

The Constitution of the United States, the law of the land, says a “Republican Form of Government” rules America and nowhere does the Constitution mention that the United States is a Democracy.

Here is the exact language of Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States.

“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion…” Source:

What is a Republic?

republic n 1: a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and is usually a president; also: a nation or other political unit having such a government

2: a government in which supreme power is held by the citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives governing according to law; also: a nation or other political unit having such a form of government. Source:

Today, many citizens in the United States take for granted that they may vote for elected representatives during elections at the state and federal level.

That may be true but it wasn’t always the case, as you will learn in Part 2. Early in the Republic of the United States, the number of people given the right to vote was extremely limited.

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Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too. 

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