[The Court must] bring the Congress back to a true sense of the limitations of its powers….[such a tax on wealth will lead to] communism, anarchy, and then, the ever following despotism.
George F. Edmunds, former Republican senator from Vermont, was the second lawyer on the anti-tax legal team during the Supreme Court case. March 7, 1895 is when the arguments began. From The Great Tax Wars, p. 151.