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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 71

Dr. Wallis, in New Zealand Herald, of March 3 and 21, and April 5, 1890, says:

Dr. Wallis, in New Zealand Herald, of March 3 and 21, and April 5, 1890, says:

That it would "abolish the decalogue, and deny the primary obligations of public and private honour."

That it would place upon the land "a tax exactly equal to the rent which the land reclaimed and cultivated by us would yield, if we wished to let it or lease it to a cultivator."

That it means that "the hardest working class in the community should be selected and fixed upon as the sole class to be taxed, while all the other classes are to be exempt from taxation, and even to have dowries for their daughters, and different kinds of amusements provided, at the cost of the agriculturist."

That "they who own and till the land would be reduced to serfs, and slaves, and taxpayers, for the classes who follow all other kinds of business, or no business, in civilised lands."

That "Mr. Withy and his co-believers are entirely misleading the public when they say that it is only the unimproved value of the land that Mr. George's land grabbing scheme contemplates."

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That "Mr. George is continually proclaiming in words that every man is most righteously entitled to the fruits of his industry, and at the same time he is doing all he can in order to seize upon, and confiscate to the use of the State, the fruits or results of the industry of all who hold property in land, whether the land he urban, or suburban, or rural."

That "the non-agricultural classes—the mechanics, tradesmen, merchants, manufacturers, professionals, capitalists, and idlers and rogues, etc. (forming from one-half to four-fifths of the population in most countries), are to be exempt from all taxation."