Tuesday, January 23, 2007

"In a general sense, all contributions imposed by the government upon individuals for the service of the state, are called taxes,by whatever name they may be known, whether by the name of tribute,tythe, tallage, impost, duty, gabel, custom, subsidy, aid, supply,excise, or other name."

-- Joseph Story (Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833)Reference: Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 337.

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