The Smallest Minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. - Ayn Rand
Strictly speaking, the feudal lords escaped the taxes they imposed as well.
Actually, I'm skeptical that the first quote is actually from Tocqueville. I'd love to see a cite.
Smells like internet to me.
Maybe a person needs to be a taxpayer, or solely supported by a taxpayer, in order to vote.
Might save a few problems down the road.
Tocqueville's Democracy in America, page 210 in this Google Book Search