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The regulatory dictatorship

Posted by: Phineas on November 20, 2010 at 8:37 pm » 3 Comments

Back when I took Civics (and back when they still taught it), I was told that the role of making laws was assigned to the legislatures, as their members were democratically elected by the people. In fact, Article I, Section 1 of the US Constitution states: All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in […]


Andrew Jackson on taxation

Posted by: Phineas on November 20, 2010 at 1:25 pm » 7 Comments

From President Jackson’s farewell address: It is well known that there have always been those amongst us who wish to enlarge the powers of the General Government, and experience would seem to indicate that there is a tendency on the part of this Government to overstep the boundaries marked out for it by the Constitution. […]