quotes tagged with 'taxation'

Government can be directed to restrain and punish violent aggressive citizens or it can use aggressive force to rule the people, redistribute wealth, make citizens follow certain moral standards, and force them to practice certain personal habits.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: "A Republic, If You Can Keep It" - statement on the House floor, January 31 & February 2, 2000Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny taxation ronpaul redistributionofwealth politicalpower citizens 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands?

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny taxation thomasjefferson taxes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The power to tax is the power to destroy.

Author: Daniel Webster, Chief Justice John Marshall, Source: Simplification of arguments and ruling of McCulloch v. Marylan...Saved by jordy in taxation power tax destroy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors andour amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society  is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Letter to Samuel Kercheval, Monticello, July 12, 1816 (http://...Saved by jordy in liberty government slavery taxation federalreserve economy debt frugality servitude oppression 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The difficulty with all governments, and one to which our own has fallen heir, is that the majority, by virtue of its right to place limitations on man's free agency, has undertaken to infringe upon the rights reserved to the individual, for the direct and immediate benefit of law and order. For example: the Constitution expressly prohibits taking of personal property for public purposes without just compensation. Under the guise of taxation, the Constitution is violated and property is taken from one and given to another.
Author: Henry D. Moyle, Source: Relief Society Magazine, 1957Saved by cboyack in constitution government rights agency taxation socialism 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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