First Principles: We May Define A Republic To Be…A Government Which Derives All Its Powers Directly Or Indirectly From…the People

“We may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior. It is essential to such a government that it be derived from the great body of the society…It is sufficient for such a government that the persons administering it be appointed, either directly or indirectly, by the people.” – James Madison, in Federalist Papers #39

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