Hootin; Annie says:

So many times, I’ve read comments posted by our own citizens under political articles about USA. And these citizens [the ones that vote for our leaders] keep referring to our country as being a Democracy!!!
Let me tell you……

THE UNITED STATES IS NOT a DEMOCRACY…it’s a REPUBLIC! There is a difference. “…and to the Republic, for which it stands…” 
In a Republic, the sovereignty resides in the people themselves, whether one or many. In a Republic, one may act on his own or through his representatives as he chooses to solve a problem. Further, the people have no obligation to the government; instead, the government being hired by the people, is obliged to its owner, the people.

So, when you go vote: remember, YOU ARE THE SOVEREIGNTY, and YOU LIVE IN A REPUBLIC —oust those who make you think otherwise.