"Taxation is like dairy farming, not meat production; good husbandry builds up the herd. Taxation does milk the cows of private enterprise but it should draw the at killing of the animals."
"Locke's doctrine of legitimate taxation is like Hobbes' wholesome pills for the sick, which when swallowed whole, have the virtue to cure but when chewed, are for the most part cast up again without effect."
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