It is owned, that all governments are made by man, and ought to be made by those men who are owners of the territory over which the government extends. It must likewise be confessed, that the FREEHOLDERS of England are owners of the English territory, and therefore have a natural right to erect what government they please.1
KeywordsPublic Sphere Social Power Early Eighteenth Century English People Formal Participation
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