Friends, clients, countrymen: Happy Fourth of July!
Tax folks are often overlooked, outside of the spotlight. Today, it is perhaps appropriate, to reminisce on the fact that taxation without representation was a major driving force behind the American Revolution, and so is a major reason we enjoy American freedom and liberties. The Declaration of Independence recounted a litany of reasons for the break with Britain and a major one was…taxes.
Thanks to those who came before us, those who have served, and those who toil in the tax world.
An Excerpt from the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world….
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation…
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent…”