The Democratic Republic of North Korea, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the People's Republic of China and the United States of America all claim to be Republics, but in reality, each is an oligarchy controlled by international bankers and Wall Street corporations.
In a Republican form of government, the rights of the people are protected against the tyranny of the majority as well as the tyranny of a minority.
Our version of a Republic is unique, it was created to be a Commonwealth of Freemen where the people lived in harmony with each other. Individuals were encouraged to make voluntary sacrifices for the mutual benefit of all. By volunteering to share our time, talent, and a portion of our harvest with others, we follow the admonitions of Jesus Christ.
The model envisioned by our founders was has been hijacked by corporations that seek to exploit the many for the benefit of the few.
Due to ignorance and apathy, we have allowed an oligarchy of the financial elite to violate our rights and to redistribute our wealth into their pockets.