The legislative power must not raise taxes on the property of the people without the consent of the people given by themselves or their deputies.
Gist of Idea
The consent of the people is essential for any tax
John Locke (Second Treatise of Government , 142)
He will be thinking of the resistance to Ship Money in the 1630s, which was a step towards civil war. The people of Boston, Ma, may have read this sentence 80 years later!
Locke,John: 'Two Treatises of Government' [Everyman 1988], p.189