It’s not merely that our current era doesn’t compare to the Civil War; it’s that it doesn’t compare to much else, either.
Under our Constitution, Congress sets the tax rates, and it may do so without reference to the president, the secretary of the Treasury, or the government of any other country.
California’s third-most-populous city wants to tax citizens for exercising their Second Amendment rights.
In public, Florida’s agriculture commissioner, Nikki Fried, has backed off a little from promoting Rebekah Jones. In private, she says she talks to her often.