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No unrepresentative taxation


No Taxation without representation. Remember that slogan? It played a big role in the birth of the United States. Even the most reticent history student must know that a representative government, one “… deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” is a central feature of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

However, what has taken place on both the state and federal level since early last year is that the president and many, if not all, governors were handed, by the respective legislatures, an authoritarian power. That means, by defin...

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