Civil Government in the United States: Considered with Some Reference to Its Origins

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781313190855
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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the United States a nation independent of Great Britain, was brought on by the disputed question as to who was to decide what taxes American citizens must What, then, are taxes? The question is one which is apt to come up, sooner or later, to puzzle children. They find no difficulty in understanding the butcher's bill for so many pounds of meat, or the tailor's bill for so many suits of clothes, where the value received is something that can be seen and handled. But the tax bill, though it comes as inevitably as the What is tSL, autumnal frosts, bears no such obvious rela- ation ? tion to the incidents of domestic life; it is not quite so clear what the money goes for ; and hence it is apt to be paid by the head of the household with more or less grumbling, while for the younger members of the family it requires some explanation. It only needs to be pointed out, however, that in every town some things are done for the benefit of all the inhabitants of the town, things which concern one person just as much as another. Thus roads are made and kept in repair, school-houses are built and salaries paid to school-teachers, there are constables who take criminals to jail, there are engines for putting out fires, there are public libraries, town cemeteries, and poor-houses. Money raised for these purposes, which are supposed to concern all the inhabitants, is supposed to be paid by all the inhabitants, each one furnishing his share ; and the share which each one pays is his town tax. From this illustration it would appear that taxes are private property taken for public purposes; and in making this statement we come very near the truth. Taxes are portions of private property which agovernment takes for its public purposes. Before going farther, let us pause to observe that th...
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