Discuss the American founding era. What were the views of the founders on equality, taxation, and government?

During the period between 1774 to 1779, the American nation underwent insurrection, revolution, and nation-building. This time sheds light on how this nation was formed, including the place given to religion.

The founding fathers believed everybody is created equally and is entitled to a set of rights, including happiness and liberty. To understand what the founders meant by equality, we must look at the declaration of Independence. The declaration talks about human nature and the Nature of God. What the Founding Fathers meant by equality is this: all men have a similar human nature. The statement that all men are created equal indicates that all persons are equivalent in some respect; it does not imply that all men are alike or similarly skilled. Instead, it means that all persons have the in-built capacity to reason.

The founding fathers rejected taxation systems. The founding fathers created the Constitution to protect individual freedoms and rights. Besides, the Constitution states that no capitation or other direct tax shall be imposed unless the proportion of the census or enumeration referred to herein directly to be taxed. This implies that no head tax or poll tax shall be collected, levied on individuals without their consent. People are not free to indulge in or withdraw from such taxes. An income tax is a direct tax.

Furthermore, the founding fathers not only created a new government but crafted it in a way to ensure its success. They described how the government could be formed and its advantages. The new government was to be created through the declaration of Independence and the Constitution that had the bill of rights. The government was formed based on liberal principles. These principles include democracy states that political power relies on the state.

In contrast to monarchy, the capitalist dogma that economic productivity depends on releasing human energies on the marketplace rather than on state-sponsored policies. The moral principle that the individual, not society or the state, is the ruler. Furthermore, this liberal formula has become the preferred political blueprint for success in the modern world, conquering the European monarchies of the 19th century and the totalitarian regimes of Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union of the 20th century.



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