Today, however, the Court takes the extraordinary step of ordering every State to license and recognize same-sex marriage…Supporters of same-sex marriage have achieved considerable success persuading their fellow citizens—through the democratic process—to adopt their view. That ends today. Five lawyers have closed the debate and enacted their own vision of marriage as a matter of constitutional law.
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.