You really think you'd spend that much time protecting your liberty if you were a free man?
There's a tiny fraction of humanity that are predators, and in the US they all congregate in DC. If they didn't force you to fund their predations they wouldn't be much of a threat to any of us.
I promise you a voluntary association of people would protect themselves far more efficiently than any monopoly can.
Neglecting the fact of how much all the people who died and who the US killed in all our wars felt like their liberty was 'protected.'
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