First Principles: It Must Be Agreed That Our Governments Have Much Less of Republicanism Than Ought To Have Been Expected

“If, then, the control of the people over the organs of their government be the measure of its republicanism, and I confess I know no other measure, it must be agreed that our governments have much less of republicanism than ought to have been expected; in other words, that the people have less regular control over their agents, than their rights and their interests require.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816

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