Democrat: vs a Republic In a Democracy, the majority rules. If the majority decided they wanted your bike, they could take it, In a Republic, your bike is your property and you do not owe it to anyone} It cannot be taken against your WI", by law. America is a Constitutional Republic. Therefore, the Constitution is the law b which we are supposed to be protects . In a Republic, the individual is protected FROM the majority. by Constitutional law. A Constitutional Republic is what we were given. It is up to us to keeg it.