Thank you. People too often forget that we're a republic and I would venture to guess most people don't know what that means. It's a very important difference. We use democracy because it's included in the charter that created our nation (the Constitution) but that does not mean we are a democracy in the true sense of the word. The founding fathers were wise and they gave us a foundation intended to prevent many of the problems we face as a nation today. We face these problems because many of us fail to understand the concept of a Republic and why it was created in the first place.