William Johnson

January 01, 1700 - January 01, 1700
"The controversy must be endless whilst gentlemen differ in the grounds of their arguments; those on one side considering the states as districts of people composing one political society; those on the other considering them as so many political societies. The fact is that the states do exist as political societies, and a government is to be formed for them in their political capacity, as well as for the individuals composing them. Does it not seem to follow that if the states, as such, are to exist, they must be armed with some power of self-defense?"source: Ibid,. pp. 182-83.representation of States, representatives apportioned to poulation

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