Liberty and law under federative government


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Seite 213 - Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as Little as possible, over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the state.
Seite 213 - The tax which each individual is bound to pay ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor, and to every other person.
Seite 213 - The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection 1 of the state.
Seite 213 - Every tax ought to be levied at the time, or in the manner, in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it.
Seite 70 - Of all the elements of the field, which, in their products, in the shape of corn and meat, are carried into the cities, and there consumed, nothing, or as good as nothing, returns to the fields. It is clear that if these elements were collected without loss, and every year restored to the fields, these would then retain the power to furnish every year, to the cities, the same quantity of corn and meat ; and it is equally clear that if the fields do not receive back these elements, agriculture must...
Seite 238 - ... private affairs of people ; and from the scandal thus collected, to select such information concerning shy and easily frightened people as might produce large rewards if the publication of the scandal were withheld. It is quite true that the organization of a state police which shall at once...
Seite 73 - parishes aforesaid were greatly annoyed and distempered by corrupt airs engendered in the said parishes by reason of the slaughter of beasts had and done in the butchery of St. Nicholas ; and, whereas, sundry complaints have been made to the Mayor and Aldermen during sixteen years, and no remedy found.
Seite 73 - This petition resulted in the enactment of a decree that " no butcher or his servant is to slay any beast within the walls of London, or any walled town in England, under a penalty of twelve pence for an ox or cow, and eight pence for every other beast.
Seite 72 - It is positively asserted," says the Report of the New York Board of Health, "that more noxious gases escape into the air from this source than would result from the decomposition of human bodies if the whole island were a graveyard.
Seite 200 - ... per acre, making the sum of $473,600,000. Supposing the construction of the road should cost $60,000 per mile, the entire cost at this rate would be $120,000,000, leaving to the shareholders an excess of clear profit from the lands alone of $353,600,000.

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