Quotation by Susan Pecker Fowler

As a Tax-Paying Citizen of the United States I am entitled to a voice in Governmental affairs.... Having paid this unlawful Tax under written Protest for forty years, I am entitled to receive from the Treasury of "Uncle Sam" the full amount of both Principal and Interest.
Susan Pecker Fowler (1823–1911), U.S. suffragist, tax protestor, and dress reformer. From a letter to the Vineland (New Jersey) Evening News, dated December 16, 1907. As quoted in Past and Promise, part 3, by Charlotte Perry-Dickerson and Joyce Bator-Rabinoff (1990).

Fowler's point was that women, as they were denied the vote, should not be expected to pay taxes. This adaptation of the principle that "taxation without representation" is unjust was common among suffragists.
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