...every time we drive on a public road. I wouldn't worry about it, since enjoying the dubious benefits of the State is as unavoidable as paying for others to enjoy those benefits. My feeling is, do what you need to do in your personal life. Rand (that's Ayn) spoke well when she said your first priority needs to be to make sure you don't become one of the poor. Better a bunch of middle-class libertarians hypocritically working for the State than bunch of paupers who practice what they preach. The former can finance political campaigns and make an impact, the latter can't. Our political problems aren't caused by people taking the benefits offered by the State. You don't change anything by refusing those benefits. The problem is that the State has the power to offer them, and the solution is to strip it of that power, which means gaining political power and repealing lots of laws. That's the bottom line, everything else, such as whether you practice what you preach in your personal life, is noise. Might be important to you, psychologically, but it has no impact on the political struggle.