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First Principles: Public Money Should Only Be Spent On Well Explained Projects

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” – Thomas Jefferson (1808)        

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First Principles: The Most Productive Finance System Will Always Be The Least Burdensome

“There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least … Continue reading

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First Principles: Excessive Taxation Brings the Ruin of A Nation

“There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Debt Is the Biggest Danger To Our Republic

“I … place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared. … Taxation follows that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression.” — Thomas Jefferson, in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Need A Moral Reawakening Against Legalized Theft

“We cannot blame politicians for the spending that places our nation in peril. Politicians are doing precisely what the American people elect them to office to do — namely, use the power of their office to take the rightful property … Continue reading

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First Principles: Excessive Taxation

“Excessive taxation … will carry reason and reflection to every man’s door, and particularly in the hour of election.” – Thomas Jefferson (1798)

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