We’ll cut your taxes” is the most repeated campaign promise in the history of American politics. Yet somehow it is still considered visionary, worth a fight. Worth, indeed, a crusade.

Why? It’s in our blood. Historically, Americans have hated taxes, and not merely because we had to pay them. We’ve hated taxes because we’ve perceived them to be an infringement on our liberty—and the source of big, powerful, and mischievous government. This was true from the beginning. It wasn’t just “taxation without representation” that bothered us so much. It was taxation. Period.

This passage compares the feelings of Americans toward taxation today to those same feelings around the time of the
a. Crusades. b. Civil War. c. American Revolution. d. Great Depression.

I think it is D

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  1. C definitely, "No taxation without representation was a slogan during the American Revolution.

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