What you are missing here is that "we the people" can all become the slaves to the republic. Did you vote yes to use drone strikes in Pakistan? Did they even ask you should they? Do you think they would even consider your opinion on the subject?<quoted text>
Right... not like in the old more democratic days when only white men who owned property were allowed to vote.
How about forced to buy insurance or be fined? Do you agree you should have to buy something , even if you cant afford it.
It is being said it will possibly cost you 5-$8,000 a year.
You don't mind paying for it even though you didn't want it?
Where is the freedom or democracy in these things?