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“Our properties within our own territories [should not] be taxed or regulated by any power on earth but our own.” ―Thomas Jefferson


America’s students are taught a bit of Latin. Not to write prescriptions for pharmaceuticals, as might be expected. They learn that E pluribus unum is Latin for Out of many, one. So when they see the motto in the Great Seal of the United States on an after-tax dollar, they know what makes America great.

“Taxes should be proportioned to what may be annually spared by the individual.”

Thomas Jefferson

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“If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain…” ―Rupert Holmes


During the Cold War, a bartender at the Hilton Caribe Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, broke the ice for the world’s first Piña Colada, and a quartet of Puerto Rico’s pro-independence hot-heads opened fire on the U.S. Capital.

“The biggest gunfight in Secret Service History was over in 40 seconds. A total of twenty-seven shots had been fired.”

Ronald Kessler

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