By Steve Russell
My all time favorite Cherokee, Will Rogers, wrote that in 1924. Today, most of the fellows plowing fields in Claremore, OK, are still Cherokee—but a lot fewer of them own the land they are plowing.
“People want JUST taxes, more than they want lower taxes. They want to know that every man is paying his proportionate share according to his wealth.”
Maybe I’m biased by my Cherokee genes, but any man who could write that in 1924 deserves our attention today.