Could the Constitution’s deal with slavery could doom Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax?

“The provision was made in favor of the southern states. They possessed a large number of slaves [. . . .] The southern states, if no provision had been introduced in the constitution, would have been wholly at the mercy of the other states. Congress in such case, might tax slaves, at discretion or arbitrarily [. . . .] To guard them against imposition, in these particulars, was the reason of introducing the clause in the constitution.”

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