The forgotten history of land taxation by the state

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

Congress Voting Independence, a depiction of t...
Congress Voting Independence, a depiction of the Second Continental Congress voting on the United States Declaration of Independence. Oil on canvas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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…

Quote source

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.

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