A Quote by Stephen Grover Cleveland on government, justice, people, principles, and taxes

When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration, such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of free government.

Grover Cleveland (1837 - 1908)

Source: Speech to Congress. Second Annual Message, December 1886

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