We are a Republic. Check out Hillsdale College and take their free classes on our wonderful country. The classes are informative, correct and based on truth and the cover the basic tenants of our government.
Speaking of Natural Rights being exercised freely... It seems our free speech to post news stories and patriotic concerns for American and Christian values stops when it becomes an inconvenience to those who would prefer we remain ignorant to the danger that is looming over us. Please pass this on to people who would like to change this policy!
People that came to this country, immigrated legally, they now regard this country as 'Their Country' and have embraced the ideals, virtues and this Constitutional Republic. New Patriots, that connect with the original Patriots ! ... and want more, not less liberty, under The Constitution.