.... (June 21) in 1787, the US Constitution was officially ratified by NH being the 9th state to do so. Thus, the USA was made a REPUBLIC. Ever since then, people have tried to convert our REPUBLIC into a DEMOCRACY. ALL democracies have eventually failed. Most democracies were replaced by either an individual "strong man dictator" or by a very small elitist oligarchy. RESULT: Total disaster of the masses "longing to breathe free." Comments?