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Government Overreach

Taxes, Government Overreach, and Freedom: Democrats’ Insistence On Ignoring History Is Folly

Our government began with little money or power, but by the 1820s things had begun to change.  Laws on tariffs began to bite because money had to be found to feed the ‘crats and the inefficient Yankee tinkerers.  Taxes have one thing in common.  They are designed to follow the money.  The South was the largest source of wealth in the form of cotton.  Taxing it by 30% to 60% was critical.