The Republicans (anti-aristocrats at that time) included both Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson. They differed from Hamilton and his Federalists who wanted to create some kind of aristocracy. In his later writings, Paine condemned the Federalists for trying to reverse the US revolution and what it stood for.
Paine remained in France until 1802, when he returned to America on an invitation from Thomas Jefferson, who had been elected president.
He condemned Napoleon Bonaparte's coup d'état, overthrowing the Directory, calling him "the completest charlatan that ever existed."
Today our country has a skeleton left of what was really never overly democracy. We have president, barely elected by people who have instituted torture and concentration camps.
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