I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands; one Nation under God, indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.
The government is itself a republic, a form of government in which the people are sovereign. Politicians, newscasters, and people in general keep referring to our government as a democracy.
I am sure that our teachers are teaching that we are a republic form of government. Maybe they need to put more emphasis on it since there are so many people that keep getting misinformed.