A conversation between Jacob (age 10), Pappy (my Dad), and Me.
Jacob: Hey Pap, would you say this country is a democracy?
Pappy: Yes, yes it is a democracy. Why, what would you call it?
Jacob: I say it is a Republic.
Insert ramblings about the difference between the two and comments about subborn elephants and jack asses.
Me (chimming in shaking my head knowing where this coversation is going): Wait till you hear who Jacob wants to have be president Pap.
Pappy: Who do you want Jacob?
Jacob: John McCain.
Pappy: And is John McCain a republican or a democrat?
Jacob: He's a democrat.
Me again: Wait I minute... I know why he thinks the country is a Republic... because Republicans are in power, lol... and when Democrats win, it is a Democracy.
Jacob: Well, yeah.