I do not normally post any articles specifically for my American friends but I found this little gem. What this man says is applicable to all countries and therefore relevant. America is not a Democracy, it is a Republic.
It is also worth noting that Great Britain is also not a Democracy it is a political system based on Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy and this came into force in 1688. “A monarchy in which the powers of the ruler are restricted to those granted under the constitution and laws of the nation.” That is the legal definition.