"[I] never understood [what a republican government was and]
I believe no other man ever did or ever will."
by:
John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Source:
Adams to Mercy Warren, July 20, 1807, in MHS Collections 5th ser. IV, 1878
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Hear, hear! Now can the 'patriots' lighten up a bit? Even Adams struggled with the word 'republic'.
 -- Georgia Peach, Savannah     
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    Everyone realizes this quote has nothing to do with the Republican Party right? It didn't exist yet for one thing and he was referring to a small "r" republican government i.e., a representative democracy in the Roman sense.
     -- Anonymous     
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    Even I understand republican government.
     -- Mr. Deeds, Westchestertonfieldville, Iowa     
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