If you are a citizen of the United States of America, you are one of the luckiest people on earth. To have been born in this place -and in this time- means you most certainly have a much better chance of living a long, happy, healthy, productive life. In return, you have a moral obligation to make the most of that gift. Do not take it for granted! And do all you can to help others enjoy the same liberties and opportunities you do.
Helping others isn't easy, though. YOU have to know what you're teaching. So, let's get started! Take this quick
A republic is form of government whereby the majority elects representatives to enact laws on behalf of everyone. A democracy is direct government rule by the majority and is concerned only with the wants or needs of the dominant group.
The challenge in this great republic is to ensure that our representatives (and those in the government bureaucracy who report to them) respect the majority... and for the majority to respect the minority... and for all to respect the law.