Founding Father’s Quote Friday – April 17, 2009
Taxes baby. I think Thomas Jefferson would have attended as many tea parties as his horse and buggy would allow. In typical Jeffersonian manner, the following quote is eloquent and poignant. However, it is not easy to read in today’s vernacular. On the other hand, it is exactly dead on.
“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee of everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.”
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816.
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