Thomas Jefferson
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“Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1813

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