Forward Kentucky: Take “republic” out of “Republican”

By MARSHALL WARD

The form of government known as a “republic” has been around for thousands of years.

A republic is a type of government where citizens vote to elect representative leaders of their personal interests and political beliefs.

Modern republics are founded on the idea that sovereignty rests with the people (“demo” + “cracy” = “people rule”) because citizens do not govern the state themselves but through representatives.

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