by John Taylor of Caroline County.
Mandeville, LA – John Taylor of Caroline County, Virginia continues to this day an unheralded member of that august group of American men known as “Founding Fathers”. The following work, “An argument respecting the constitutionality of the carriage tax” is, however, of great importance. This argument is the single greatest argument ever made against Congress & their sweeping power to tax. The Carriage Tax passed the Congress and was signed by President Washington on 5, June, 1794.
No sooner had the ink dried on the parchment then the spirited and, in Taylor’s case outrageous opposition to the measure begin. Taylor agreed to take up the case and was not alone in alarming opposition. James Madison, who was then a member of Congress wrote that the tax was a “breach in the Constitution”.
Written by: MikeChurch