A Republic government is what the USA has always operated on--& the politicians will fight tooth & nail to keep. A true Democracy, the voting booths would be open for all Americans to vote on all the issues, like: DoD's budget, Laws (new & old), Bail Outs for the Billionaire Club, & the size of government , pay & benefits for politicians, and we the 991/2% would show Gov. & us how we the people think about the issues. If you are fed up with Gov. like myself, Please change your political party to N.P.A.(No Party Affilliation)-- if millions of us change to NPA; it would show Gov. we do not belive they are on our side,(991/2%),--but rather allow the Billionaire Club.