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What is the American Republic?
Well, it is commonly misunderstood, with all the talk of democracy. The Latin ‘Res Publica’ is the etymology of republic, and means ‘the public thing.’ The founders were wise men, and were well aware of history’s lessons on the dangers of democracy.
Democracy, in which the greater part rules, can be the ultimate in oppression, especially if the individual resides in the minority. American was founded upon the social contract of Locke, as well as the advice of Plato’s republic.
In this episode, we examine some word etymology between the two.
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