Property Taxes are not a new invention; they go back thousands of years:
They were intended, and still are, to support the Government.
No matter whether they were FAIR or JUST, they have always shared three things:
* They are imposed on us because the Rulers can,
* We have always been willing to pay taxes, loosely based on the desirability of where we live,
* They are more a function of the management, (or mis-management) of the government than anything else.
The biggest difference today; is that if we don't like the Taxes in our County or State, we are certainly free to move somewhere else.