Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday's Tax Quote - August 24, 2012

“The principle is this – that you ought not in a free country to lay a tax on the expression of political opinion – a tax on the diffusion of that information on public affairs which the spirit of our constitution makes the interest and concern of every subject in the State.  Still more, you should not, by means of that tax, create such an artificial necessity for capital that you secure the monopoly of thought upon the subjects that most interest the public at large to a handful of wealthy and irresponsible oligarchs.”

- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

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