Kairos Journal has posted an insightful article explaining how taxes helped destroy the Roman Empire. The parallels with our own situation makes this well worth reading. . .
How Taxes Helped Destroy the Roman Empire
What caused the decline and fall of the Roman Empire? Historians have debated this question for centuries and offered numerous and varied explanations. One has a strangely contemporary ring: Rome collapsed because the vitality of her empire and the loyalty of her subject peoples were extinguished by big government and oppressive taxation. Continue article. . .