Not so sure about that, not every republic is democratic, and not every democracy is a republic.
The 2 are not interchangable.
I remember one time a long winded fellow arguing with everyone that we were a "constitutional democratic republic".
A Banana republic is a democracy not a republic at all...
The American Republic is unique among governments. and among republics as well.. This republic has rights given by god and the government has nothing to do with them.. That is our government can not legally take them away (legally) or even to modify them.. Its the difference between Rights and Privileges.. All other governments grant privileges to their people.. We have some rights with additional privileges..
Canada and no URPean governments havn't any rights at all.. merely privileges.. What their governments give it can take away.. Not so here.. according to our Constitution.. Thats why the assault on God in America.. An attack on the guarantor of those rights and its attack on those rights.. Cause if God didn't grant those rights, who did..
Americans have not seen this yet, generally, but the LAWYERS have..