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Page 249 - That they were intended to secure the individual from the arbitrary exercise of the powers of government unrestrained by the established principles of private rights and distributive justice.
Page 270 - It is admitted that the power of taxing the people and their property is essential to the very existence of government, and may be legitimately exercised on the objects to which it is applicable, to the utmost extent to which the government may choose to carry it. The only security against the abuse of this power, is found in the structure of the government itself. In imposing a tax the legislature acts upon its constituents. This is in general a sufficient security against erroneous and oppressive...
Page 271 - The people of a state, therefore, give to their government a right of taxing themselves and their property ; and as the exigencies of government cannot be limited, they prescribe no limits to the exercise of this right, resting confidently on the interest of the legislator, and on the influence of the constituents over their representative, to guard them against its abuse.
Page 271 - This vital power may be abused, but the interest, wisdom, and justice of the representative body, and its relations with its constituents, furnish the only security against unjust and excessive taxation, as well as against unwise legislation.
Page 584 - ... to the highest bidder, and the same shall be transferred to the purchaser ; and such delinquent subscriber or stockholder shall be held accountable to the Corporation for the balance, if his share or shares shall sell for less than the...
Page 249 - When it is prostituted to objects in no way connected with the public interests or welfare, it ceases to be taxation and becomes plunder.
Page 532 - January, or such other day as shall be determined by the by-laws, at such time and place as the directors for the time being shall appoint, at which meeting the directors shall be chosen by ballot, each proprietor...
Page 248 - January annually, and shall have full power to make and establish all reasonable laws and regulations for the defence and benefit of the people of this State, not repugnant to this constitution nor to that of the United States.
Page 270 - The power to Impose taxes is one so unlimited In force and so searching in extent that the courts scarcely venture to declare that It is subject to any restrictions whatever, except such as rest In the discretion of the authority which exercises it.