If we define theft as the taking of another's property without permission, would taxation not meet this definition? Yes, I know "but you consent to be taxed" Nonsense. Because you have no choice as to whether or not to consent...don't pay your taxes, and you are imprisoned and they, the government, take your property Therefore it's not only theft, but also extortion Taxes are unjustified. There is no good argument for them. Why can I not collect taxes merely on a whim? The government never asks in the first place, so there can't be a "social contract" argument made And the government might give me public services, but I never asked, and in the same way that I cannot wash your car without asking and then demand that you pay me, the government cannot demand payment for a service I never asked for (that could not be more efficiently provided privately) And then there's "but how will the government be funded?" Who said it needs to be? Government is unnecessary, and privatized courts, police, and mercenaries can cover any government service far more efficiently and more fairly. Welfare? If I want to donate, then I will by choice..and I do. But you can't force people to donate. What if I steal your car, but buy your poor brother a bike? Is it then fair? Of course not. The "How many men" argument. What if twenty men decide to steal your car, but they take a vote and allow you to vote as well, before stealing your car? It isn't fair no matter what. Taxes are theft, plain and simple.