Thursday, September 26, 2013

‘The power to tax is the power to destroy’ -Chief Justice John Marshall via American Minute

john marshall supreme court justiceReblogged from The Armor of God
“by John Federer....The power to tax is the power to destroy,” wrote John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who was born SEPTEMBER 24, 1755.No one had a greater impact on Constitutional Law than John Marshall.Home schooled as a youth, he served with the Culpeper Minutemen at the beginning of the Revolutionary War.
Marshall joined the Continental Army and served as a captain in Virginia Regiment under General George Washington, enduring the freezing winter at Valley Forge.
John Marshall later described George Washington:
'Without making ostentatious professions of religion, he was a sincere believer in the Christian faith, and a truly devout man.'
John Marshall then studied law under Chancellor George Wythe at the College of William and Mary.
He as a U.S. Congressman from Virginia, and became Secretary of State under President John Adams, who then nominated him to the Supreme Court....
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