The Power to Destroy

“The power to tax is the power to destroy,” said John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Today we are taxed on nearly every activity in which we engage.  Go to the store? You pay sales tax. Fill up your tank with gas? You pay a gas tax. Work? You pay an income tax. Own property? You pay a property tax. Some taxation is necessary for government to fulfill its proper role.  For example a proper role of government is for our defense, and government…