A place that is even less free, fair, and backwards than our original oppressors at this point.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
It's looking more and more like a kakistocracy.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
All democracies, as long as they aren't electing a heriditary monarch (and ending the democracy) are republics.
A republic is just a form of government without hereditary monarchs -- it is a very broad category.
The U.S. is a republic with a government that includes democratic processes, but it can't simply be called "a democracy."
Representative democracy fits better. Representative federal constitutional republic is even closer, but that's a lot of damn words.
The reality of our practices aside, we are supposed to be a democratic republic. Predominantly republic, with democratic attributes.