"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
The Federalist No. 79
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Absolutely correct, way to often. That is the true premise behind income, property, sales, etc. tax (revenue gained is only secondary). Add to the equation fiat, and it all increases exponentially.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    "There are two ways to conquer a Nation. One is by the sword. The other is by DEBT." John Adams
     -- Abby     
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    Mr. Hamilton was the single greatest contributor of intelligent discourse in the founding of out nation. Would that we had such men today.
     -- Norm, Jackson     
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    An excellent stand alone statement from a man who was probably one of America's original traitors. Hamilton foisted central banking on us and hung Americans for refusing to pay the resulting taxes. One of the greatest crimes in American history.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    And Hamilton should know, the central bank he helped to establish nearly bankrupted the nation.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    One star for a commonsense statement, a thumbs down for a monocrat socialist short lived. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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