Re: America is not a Democracy...
from the second paragraph of Wikipedia under the Republic definition:
In the context of American constitutional law, the definition of republic refers specifically to a form of government in which elected individuals represent the citizen body[better source needed] and exercise power according to the rule of law under a constitution, including separation of powers with an elected head of state, referred to as a constitutional republic or representative democracy.
The USA is supposed to according to it's consitution be a representative democracy, and uses the term "Republic" to represent that. So in the context of the US (at least according to the US constitution) the terms Republic and democracy are interchangable.
Nice try at trolling though, better luck next time.