It's an axiom, I think, that to heighten a nation's wisdom you must lower its franchise.
The Imperial franchise and all which that guarantees is our birthright.
If the evolution in the status of woman does not point to the franchise it is meaningless.
For exactly eighty years women were deprived of any franchise.
They are thus prohibited from forming organizations to secure the franchise.
Of course, they based the franchise on the principle of manhood suffrage.
People are no longer free when the rights of franchise have been annulled.
Tribal Kafirs have, of course, never had the franchise at all.
It may be, that such women would not care to use the franchise, if they had it.
A franchise is a right granted by the State to individuals or to corporations.