Institutions that we formerly respected and trusted are destroying their credibility at a pace that is accelerating. That’s bad for democracy. …Hello? Coy? Anyone home? We are a republic, not a democracy.
Guess who wanted “democracy” for the USA.
What will be the course of this revolution? Above all, it will establish a democratic constitution, and through this, the direct or indirect dominance of the proletariat. […]That was in addition to Woodrow Wilson writing that “socialism and democracy are almost, if not quite, one and the same” . . . so when you are dealing with those that regard democracy as the same thing as socialism, always expect socialism.
In America, where a democratic constitution has already been established, the communists must make the common cause with the party which will turn this constitution against the bourgeoisie and use it in the interests of the proletariat — that is, with the agrarian National Reformers. …
— The Principles of Communism
Reject socialism (democracy) and adhere to republicanism.