Comment: It's not my assertion, just

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It's not my assertion, just

It's not my assertion, just applying your own logic to property in general. If all public property is theft, then by the same reasoning all private property is theft. The only way you can argue that my capitol building is stolen is by saying someone 100 years ago collected taxes to pay for it. So using the same logic, there's nothing or almost nothing that wasn't stolen at some point if you go back far enough. Certainly anything produced on American soil or with resources from the Americas at some point changed hands in a way that wouldn't have occurred without violence or threat of violence or fraud. I don't consider it stolen, but by your logic it is.

As for the incentive problem for creating public goods, its well understood by real economists. There was no profit motive for private merchants to build an aqueduct or the Appian way... these were created by states to move goods for feeding armies and taxing merchant traffic. Same with the big undertakings that created the modern corp as a state chartered entity with a public purpose and temporary lifespan. Only they had the incentives and the ability to pay for the project and benefit from it.

Just history, even if it conflicts with your religion.