History repeats itself
January 12, 2007 9:05 AM Subscribe
The sheer cost of it nearly killed the War Hawks' plans. The secretary of the treasury estimated the war would require imposing high new taxes on a population that didn't want to be taxed at all. Lacking a serious standing army, the U.S. would have to use the state militias -- which by law couldn't be deployed outside the US. (From The Tyee)
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