Both Republics and Democracies provide a system where citizens are represented by elected officials sworn to protect their interests. In a pure democracy, laws are made directly by the majority leaving the rights of the minority largely unprotected.
In a Republic, laws are made by representatives chosen by the people and must comply with a constitution that specifically protects the rights of the minority from the will of the majority. The United States is best described as a “representative democracy.”
Democrats don’t want a republic. They want Control.
They are the party of slavery, the civil war & Jim Crow laws. Opposed reconstruction, founded the Ku Klux Klan, voted against the 13th amendment (end slavery), 14th (black citizenship), the 15th (blacks right to vote). LBJ started the welfare state and said “I’ll have those n#@!rs voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”
If you’re a Democrat you’ll probably stop reading at this point.