Thursday, March 22, 2007

Quote of the day

From The Patriot Post, their daily Founders' quote which is especially applicable to Toledo as they consider raising fees and taxes to balance their budget...

"An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to
destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation."

-- John Marshall (McCullough v. Maryland, 1819)

Reference: Mccullough v. Maryland, 17 US 316 (1819)


-Sepp said...

But, hey...they aren't "taxes" they're "fees"! Good old democratic doublespeak!

Hooda Thunkit said...


That was so very well put and right to the point! A point that may be missed by those in power, locally. . . :-(

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