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A Vast New Federal Power

Anne_1 Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 8:28 AM
The Law Dictionary Featuring Black's Law Dictionary Definition of "Tax." "In a general sense, a tax Is any contribution IMPOSED by GOVERNMENT upon INDIVIDUALS, for the use and service of tlie state, whether under the name of toll, tribute, tallage, gabel, impost, duty, custom, excise, subsidy, aid, supply, or other name."

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,

If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.

If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,

If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

-- The Beatles in "The Taxman"

Of the 17 lawyers who have served as chief justice of the United States, John Marshall -- the fourth chief justice -- has come to be known as the "Great Chief Justice." The folks who have given him that title are the progressives who have largely written the history we are taught in government schools. They revere...