The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality…




The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality…

The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality… --James Madison

The apportionment of taxes on the various descriptions of property is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. Every shilling which they overburden the inferior number is a shilling saved to their own pockets.

James Madison

Year: 1787
Context: Federalist No. 10
Tags: apportionment, impartiality, inferior number, justice, legislative act, opportunity, overburden, pockets, property, saved, shilling, temptation, trample



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