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Thanks Tommy Paine,

The Constitution also says:
Article I Section 8:
The congress shall have the power to lay and collect taxes {by imposing}
duties, imposts, and excises....etc.etc. but "ALL" duties, imposts, and excises, shall be "Uniform" throughout the United States.

So lets take this into the context of 1791;
The circulating U.S. money was coin's and milled Silver pieces of 8 in the early 1800's.

Therefore, taxes were pennies everywhere, and they were not excessive, to the point of causing bankruptcy.

State sales taxes are un-constitutional in my opinion, unless the majority of people in the state "Agree" to taxing themselves.

P.S. The Voters of Oregon have voted against a state sales tax, several times.