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The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case.Paine, Thomas
Source: THOMAS PAINE, Dissertation on First Principles of Government, The Writings of Thomas Paine, ed. Moncure D. Conway, vol. 3, p. 267 . Originally published in 1795. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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