Founder’s Quote

An Ambiguous Exhortation
April 12, 2018
Saint of the Day for April 13: St. Martin I (d. September 16, 655)
April 13, 2018

“There is no part of the administration of government that requires extensive information and a thorough knowledge of the principles of political economy, so much as the business of taxation. The man who understands those principles best will be least likely to resort to oppressive expedients, or sacrifice any particular class of citizens to the procurement of revenue. It might be demonstrated that the most productive system of finance will always be the least burdensome.” —Alexander Hamilton (1788)