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Liberty and Taxes

THE AMERICANIST: U.S. CONSTITUTION, BRADFORD SMITH Source: The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty, March 01, 1963 The American society is founded on the idea of individual liberty....

How strong should the government be?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP ... those who will be satisfied with a government of energy enough to protect persons & property sacredly, will not, I trust,...

Federalist Papers No. 54, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, February 12, 1788 Madison addresses the delicate balance achieved in deciding the number of representatives from each state in the...

Federalist Papers No. 36, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Tuesday, January 8, 1788 Concerning the General Power of Taxation (continued) WE HAVE seen that the result of the observations, to which the...

Federalist Papers No. 35, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 5, 1788 Concerning modes of taxation, and representation relative to taxation and class interest. BEFORE we proceed to examine any other...

Federalist Papers No. 34, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, January 5, 1788 Concerning the General Power of Taxation (continued) I FLATTER myself it has been clearly shown in my last number...

Federalist Papers No. 33, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 2, 1788 Concerning the General Powers of Taxation (continued) THE residue of the argument against the provisions of the Constitution in...

Federalist Papers No. 32, Alexander Hamilton

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Federalist 32, by Alexander Hamilton 02 January 1788 Concerning the General Power of Taxation (continued) ALTHOUGH I am of opinion that...

The Risk Within

General Douglas MacArthur, The Freeman, 1957 Excerpts from remarks to stockholders at the Annual Meeting of Sperry Rand Corporation, July 31, 1956.  We approach for the...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 36: Richard Henry Lee

Representation and Internal Taxation Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee was arguably the best known Anti-federalist writer. His pamphlets were widely distributed and reprinted in newspapers....

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 34: Patrick Henry

The Problem of Concurrent Taxation Patrick Henry, June 5, 1788 The following speech by Patrick Henry was delivered to the Virginia ratifying convention, June 5, 1788. I...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 33: Brutus

Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers. (Part II) Brutus, December 27, 1787 The Federalist writers apparently never responded to "Brutus." The following "Brutus" article...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 32: Brutus

Federal Taxation and the Doctrine of Implied Powers. (Part I) Brutus, December 13, 1787 A powerful rebuttal of Hamilton, the logic of Brutus can be found...

The Anti-Federalist Papers No. 30-31: Cato Uticensis

A Virginia Antifederalist on the Issue of Taxation Cato Uticensis, October 31, 1787 From The Freeman's Journal; or, The North-American Intelligencer, October 31, 1787. . . ....

The Anti-Federalist Papers, No. 12, Cincinnatus

How Will The New Government Raise Money? Cincinnatus, Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 1787 Note: "Cincinnatus" is an Antifederalist writer. In this essay, from an Address...

Taxation Is Still Robbery

Free Enterprise Zone, The Freeman, Sheldon Richman Whether President Obama and congressional Republicans can work out a deal to let the government to borrow even...

Hamilton: Consumption Taxes Best for America

Liberty Letters, Alexander Hamilton It is evident from the state of the country, from the habits of the people, from the experience we have...

The Great Education Rip-Off

By Alan Caruba It has taken a severe recession, combined with rising costs for gas and the weekly grocery list, for Americans to begin to...

Nutty Professors and Nutty New Taxes

In the January 31st edition of The Wall Street Journal, Binder had a commentary titled, “The Carbon Tax Miracle Cure.” It is a masterpiece of ignorance.

Chris Christie’s Jersey Attitude

By Alan Caruba It’s the curse of having sat through too many local town council meetings and too many speeches by politicians; it’s taking...