Morality of taxation: how much is too much?

Friday, May 25, 2001 at 1:00am

The two hot-button questions before the Tennessee Legislature are: What method of taxation should be exacted on the people of Tennessee; and what should be the rate of this taxation?

These two questions actually carry religious and moral overtones. In essence, the deeper question is: What is the moral basis for exacting taxes upon any people in the first place? Furthermore, what constitutes a fair method of taxation?

Most world religions offer some type of teaching as to how the individual should relate in the structures of society. Christianity is no different. For those politicians who believe the influence religion has upon one

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