Western State Making, 1888-1890

Western State Making, 1888-1890

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...23, 1885, P. 5. A great deal of opposition was manifested even among ohurch members to the exemption of ohuroh property, especially in excess of a certain valuation. Arguments were made to show that any number of churches held large amounts of property under the guise of religion," which were actually a means of revenue, and as such ought to be taxed. Exemptions, more-over, were likely to encourage putting too much money into churches, which necessarily lay idle most of the time. Pos-sibly, also, taxation might serve to eliminate some of the competing denominations which crowded into every new town whether they were needed or not. The Washington convention actually received a petition from Unitarian clergymen-asking that church property be taxed. On the other hand, those who favored the exemption maintained that churches and religious schools enhanced the value of property and, merely as a busin-ess proposition, ought to be enoouraged. Some delegates de-clared that the only reason why the customary exemption was opposed was an unworthy desire to cripple the Roman catholic Church. By way of compromise, various limits beyond whioh ohurch property should be taxed were proposed, but eventual-ly all the conventions exempted from taxation, or left the way open for the legislature so to exempt, all property used for religious and charitable purposes. 14 Idaho, VII, 5; Montana, XII, 2; Worth Dakota, XI. 176; 'j, South Dakota, XI, 6; Washington, VII, 2;/South Dakota, 1 Debates. I, PP. 468, 474-475; North Dakota, Debates. P. 457; Idaho, Proceedings and Debates. II, P. 1706; Pioneer Press. July 23, 1889, p. 1; Inter Ocean. Aug. 8, The taxation of corporations, especially railway corporations, involved many difficulties. The noriaal method of handling...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507312
  • 9781236507310