First Principles: The Unlimited Power To Tax Is the Power to Destroy

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  – John Marshall, in  McCullough v. Maryland, 1819

This landmark decision may be read here:

https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/17/316/

 

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