The power to tax is not just involved with the power to destroy it is the power to destroy. Both the power to tax and the lawmaking power can be traced back to the despotic power of monarchical rulers. Ancient tyrants ruled the nations they conquered, as if they owned them, because they did own them. Monarchs taxed and laid down the law, because no one dared to oppose the royal ruler.
The Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776 changed ancient history. Taxation and lawmaking, now, had to be consensual, but on an individual basis. That spelled trouble for American politicians, because the people, once they were freed from royal tyranny, were unwilling to bind themselves to a democratic version of what they had under King George III. The Framers of the Constitution concocted the Representative and House of Representatives to con Americans to consent to taxation and to being ruled by Congress.
My Basic Course in Law and Government shows how George Washington and his Freemason cronies subdued and subjugated the American people. The Whiskey Rebellion was put down with the military might of the United States of America, and soon after the tax on spirits a tax on carriages was imposed. Subjugation by unwarranted taxation didn’t end with George Washington’s two terms as President of the United States and President of the United States of America.
Some twenty years after Washington’s death, Chief Justice John Marshall of the Supreme Court ruled erroneously, in McCulloch v. Maryland, that the Constitution exempts the Federal Government from state taxation. In that case the Chief Justice set forth his renowned dictum that “the power to tax involves the power to destroy.”
Government power in America vanished along with King George III. George Washington brought it back with a vengeance.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera