I’m a small-r republican.
In my view, liberty is self government. It is not freedom from government. It is sovereign communities making their own laws.
If voting rights were restricted to mature White men of sound moral character who own a minimum amount of property (i.e., men of the political community), the United States would still be a democracy. It would just be more of a White republic. I’m a “semi-fascist” though for agreeing with the Founders that we need less feminism, democracy and federal control over state elections.
Note: My quarrel isn’t with the republican form of government. It is with progressive liberalism