A Call to Reason for Socialism
"Too many Americans have too little understanding of government in general, and of the distinction between government and economic systems. The vast majority of Americans would tell you we live in a democracy. There is no true democracy on Earth, and there has never been one at the national level in the history of the world. We live in a republic, because we elect Congress to vote on our behalf and the President to make executive decisions for us, instead of the citizens voting on every issue. We have representatives, which by definition makes us a republic."