Yesterday, we Growled about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, in which Chief Justice John Roberts writing for the majority allowed the term 'tax' could also embrace the term 'penalty,' as the New York Times phrased it.
But let me first quote the headline from one Christian Science Monitor story: "'Tax': The dirtiest word of them all." (emphasis added)
As in most issues relating to the Constitution, it's always helpful to see whether Thomas Jefferson had any thoughts on the subject, and in this case he did. With a HT to Patriot Post, we learn that Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Taylor in 1798:
"Excessive taxation ... will carry reason and reflection to every man's door, and particularly in the hour of election."
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1798
Remember, the election is Tuesday, November 6, 2012, when "We the People" can overturn both Obamacare and the Supreme Court's decision. And be sure your family and friends are registered to vote, too.