Confederate veteran reunion, Washington, 1917.
The vets of the Civil War are long dead, but the taxes on the people to support them are still in place.
The last of the more than 60,000 Confederate veterans who came home to Alabama after the Civil War died generations ago, yet residents are still paying a tax that supported the neediest among them. Despite fire-and-brimstone opposition to taxes among many in a state that still has “Heart of Dixie” on its license plates, officials never stopped collecting a property tax that once funded the Alabama Confederate Soldiers’ Home, which closed 72 years ago. The tax now pays for Confederate Memorial Park, which sits on the same 102-acre tract where elderly veterans used to stroll reports NPR. READ MORE HERE: http://thefederalist-gary.blogspot.com/2011/08/civil-war-veterans-tax-is-still-being.html