Lunalilo pushed for a more democratic kingdom and even in the throes of illness was able to show strength over his people. People trusted his good judgement to guide them thought good times and even bad. He went with what he seemed right and he ended up losing the respect of his people. He may have been to shortest ruling king but he was still a king no less.
"There is no sadness greater than that of a man who looks upon his land and knows it no more his own. He withers within himself . And if he be a [sensitive] man as Lunalilo was, he covers his tears in alcohol and drowns his sorrow in wine."-Samuel Crowningburg-Amalu.