Difference between republicans and democrats? Just wanted to know whats your ideas are... Do not say I am a democrat or a republican because your country is democrat or republic. This is a open forum and no one is going to arrest you for saying anything here. Also tell me what comes up in yuor mind when you hear of the words "democracy" and "republic". And last of all do not google the question and cut paste the answer. I want to know your own views about it .