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n. Slang
One who is extremely conservative.

[From shortening of Free Republic, the name of an Internet forum for American conservatives + -er.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly informal US and Canadian an active member of the Free Republic website, an American right-wing news and discussion forum
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To the Haitian slaves who had been transplanted to South Carolina by white masters escaping that country's successful slave uprising, Vesey, with his powerful intellect, vast knowledge, and thorough familiarity with Haiti's history, was another Toussaint L'Ouverture, the brilliant black general and statesman whose genius was largely responsible for transforming a society of slaves into the free republic of Haiti.
They had come together not to overthrow the government but to oversee it, which they considered their duty as citizens of a free republic.
RIZAL CAREFULLY chose the last image his countrymen would see of him; he went to his execution dressed like a European, complete with derby hat--as if to say that he was a citizen of that free republic that knew no boundaries, and thus an equal of the Spaniards who had ordered his death.
Americans, as they have in the past, must once again ask, "How can a free republic maintain its freedom?
If we are to maintain our liberty in a free republic, our citizens must have a deeply rooted understanding our Constitution, its generating history, and its underlying First Principles.
He left at an early age but never forgot his abhorrence of slavery and thrilled to the feats of Toussaint L'Ouverture, the native--born Haitian general who led those overthrowing French colonialists in 1804 to establish the world's first Black republic and the second free republic in our hemisphere.
I have the great honour of becoming the first president of the first free republic of the Arab world," the French-trained doctor said after the vote and before going to take up residence in Ben Ali's old seaside presidential palace beside the Roman ruins at Carthage.
I have the great honor of becoming the first president of the first free republic of the Arab world," the French-trained doctor told AFP.
The 43-year-old actor, who was one of the first guests to chat with the Queen at the party, is adamant that his countrymen will be thrilled that the Queen is making her 16th trip Down Under, despite some citizens calling for the country to be made a free republic.
Having failed to obtain a copy of the MOU by simply asking, as citizens should be able to do in a free republic, Oklahomans for Sovereignty and Free Enterprise (OK-SAFE) has had to resort to filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) with the State Department.
Hassan Al Turk, chief of the United Democratic Party, and Hussan Abdul Rahman, head of the Free Republic Party, told Gulf News they agree with Jubaili in endorsing Mubarak's move and said the country can not be safe if Mubarak decides to or is forced to depart at this stage.
From today's perspective, one can say that it is related to Athenian republicanism and the notion of a free republic envisaged in The Federalist Papers.