“Republican Government – It’s Guaranteed!”

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“Adams meant also to prepare “any candid mind” for a pro-republican argument in the form of a definition: “there is no good government but what is Republican … because the very definition of a Republic, is ‘an Empire of Laws, and not of men.'” (no. 5). On these Harringtonian foundations Adams proceeded to develop his thoughts, culminating in 1787 with the “true and only true definition of a republic”: “a government, in which all men, rich and poor, magistrates and subjects, officers and people, masters and servants, the first citizen and the last, are equally subject to the laws”

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