To tax property is to tax God, an idea understood by America’s founding fathers, who denied Parliament the power to tax real property in the first session of Continental Congress in 1774.
My two cents
I had never looked into the first session of Continental Congress, but this is an interesting point and I may have to look into it further. I would have like to have been around whenever the first sovereign or politician came up with the idea to tax land. I guess the modern-day equivalent is inventing a tax for carbon emissions…and to think there was a group on Facebook that wanted that…
Selbrede, M. (2009). Taxation, Liberty, and the Bible. Available: http://chalcedon.edu/research/position-papers/taxation-liberty-and-the-bible/. Last accessed 5th Nov 2011.