This certainly would not have been an attractive attitude in Dirk's eyes. Dirk was working actively to pull his entire family out of poverty, and give them the status of the moneyed class. As a student, Culum was idealistic and prone to espousing noble causes.
The Chartist Movement in Great Britain was based on the People's Charter, which had six main points:
- Votes for all men over 21
- Equal electoral districts
- Secret ballots
- Salaries for Members of Parliament
- Annual general elections
- End of the property ownership requirement for Members of Parliament