Knowing how to control which meaning applies to you is the point to such inquiry. People operate the Republic form of government from their natural authority. People operate the Democracy from a persona.
The other critical, and related, inquiry impacting your life concerns money. It’s a primary medium of human-energy. In this post we share the following excellent 4-page paper. Easy to read. As the author identifies, his piece is for those people who understand the dangers of central banking. But if you have never realized such danger to your life exists, or even realized there is such a thing as central banking, the author warns (and we agree with him): “Nothing less than liberty is at state here. Herein lies the key as to how the debasement of our currency has led to the debasement of our language (i.e. eliminating the word “speculation” from Wall Street’s vernacular and ultimately replacing it with “saving”).”
Link to the 4-page paper: