Franchise and welfare

Keith McKinley made the following comment at Monty Pelerin’s blog  (emphasis mine):

John Stuart Mill’s 1861 [observed] that it was “required by first principals that the receipt of parish relief [welfare] should be a peremptory disqualification for the franchise.” Representation without taxation is every bit as evil as taxation without representation.

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