"However inglorious a beginning, I think it came under the right control. I half-admire the former colonists for taking a very ridiculous uprising and elevating it to a war over life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. They have set a good precedent in giving all men the vote." Jacques frowned at his chicken. "I cannot like their continuing reliance of slavery, however. For a nation begun in riots against monarchal oppression and founded in liberty, it has some curious methods of oppressing its citizens."