"The truth is that neither then nor at any former time, since I had attained my maturity in Age, Reading and reflection had I imbibed any general Prejudice against Kings, or in favour of them. It appeared to me then as it has done ever since, that there is a State of Society in which a Republican Government is the best, and in America the only one..."
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Adams, Diary & Autobiography, 6 May, 1778, IV, 91)
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