It is no such thing. We live in a Republic, which is considerably different.
Go on, recite the Pledge of Allegiance...
...and to the republic for which it stands...I hate democracy. It is nothing more than mob rule, two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner. We don't live in one, this country was never meant to be one. The Founding Fathers explicitly repudiated democracy, and for darn good reason.
For pity's sake, let's get our terms straight!