democracies create their own rights...a republican form of government rights are endowed, if people can create their own rights, they will create rights to every thing they desire, and make laws which violate rights of other people...this is why democracies fail...because of their excesses.
direct democracy is a direct vote of the people on every issue, Representative democracy is you elect people to do the bidding of the people., but whether its direct or Representative, its still democracy and a democratic form of government.
democratic forms of government are illegal in the Constitution.
The Republican Form of government is one in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and are exercised by the people, directly......... and indirectly by representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated ( state legislators). sovereignty is vested in the individual citizen----->individuals RETAIN sovereign prerogatives over their --->private property rights (absolute ownership) of their person, labor and property.
The U.S. Constitution guarantees a republican form to the states. (See Art.4,Sec.4)
in a democracy------>a democratic form of government, ---->in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the (whole body / collective society/ majority) of free citizens.......individuals DO NOT RETAIN sovereign prerogatives over their --->private property rights (absolute ownership) of their person, labor and property,because the WHOLE, CAN MAKE LAWS , OR CREATE RIGHTS ,which violate the rights of the minority...............IE........MAJORITY RULE/ MOB RULE.......this is why the founders hated democracy, because it violated natural rights, and democracies destroy themselves in time.