We are a Republic. Check out Hillsdale College and take their free classes on our wonderful country. The classes are informative, correct and based on truth and the cover the basic tenants of our government.
Merriam-Webster's definition of "republic": a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law. Republicans don't know how to republic.
St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle - Czech Republic. Entering this building was the closest thing that I have ever had to a religious experience. That fact that so many would work together toward a common goal is inspiring. The idea of pleasing a deity has led to some of the most incredible constructions in the world.