U.S. Constitution

‘Death and Taxes’ at the Turn of the Millennium by Miguel A. Faria, MD

[What are taxes?] The greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every cornerand crevice of industry[which] watches prosperity as its prey and permitsnone to escape without tribute.Thomas PaineThe Rights of Man (1791) George Orwell once stated there is no such thing as staying out of politics. And taxes are an enduring political issue. The issue …

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The Founding Fathers, High Crimes and Misdemeanors, and Impeachment

When our Founding Fathers met during the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (May-Sept. 1787), they established the impeachment process as the constitutional remedy for those public servants who would potentially violate the public trust. The impeachment process was part of the carefully crafted system of checks and balances, separation of powers, and limited …

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