Comment: Taxation is absolutely theft....

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Taxation is absolutely theft....

and it's not just theft, but extortion and armed robbery.

Any time someone takes your property without your consent it is theft.

Shiny badges do not magically grant someone the right to steal.

The only major difference between the State and the Mafia is that the State hides behind a false claim of legitimacy.

If I were to approach you and demand 30% of your income and threaten to lock you up in a cage if you didn't cooperate, most people would rightfully label me a thief, but if I were wearing a shiny badge that said IRS on it, most people would suddenly think what I was doing was legitimate.

But, regardless of who I am, or who I work for, It is always wrong for me to forcefully take the property of others.

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"The State is a gang of thieves writ large." - Murray Rothbard