Most libertarians — and all conservatives — aren't anarchists. They believe in some minimal form of government to ensure what the reader calls democratic government. I would have no problem whatsoever paying 25% of my income to ensure democratic government, if that is what it cost. The problem is that democratic government doesn't cost anywhere close to that. It is deeply misleading or dishonest for liberals to argue that we need high taxation to pay for the security of our democratic liberty while that taxation goes to paying for things that have nothing to do with those liberties and, in many cases, goes to pay for things that are inimical to liberty.Hmm, I dunno the "liberals" who are arguing only about the cost of the security of our democratic liberty to starve in the street if we get sick or old or just unemployed, but yes, democracy turns out to be a bummer in which some people get their way and others don't. An important practical demonstration of this is called an "election". Strangely, some of these "elections" produce leaders who call themselves "conservatives" and spend like drunken sailors in Drunken Sailor Enticement Land (which I presume would be full of stores full of cute blue-and-white outfits, mops, and nifty whistles), increasing the size and scope and debt of government, and giving themselves the power to do whatever the hell they like with you if they dislike the content of your email. Pictured below is an example of this titan of conservatism Jonah is dreaming of:
Taxes are tyrannical simply because they are not voluntary.True for the Wal-Mart greeter who I am sure is upset that the government demands taxes when his kids are being helicoptered to private school, but not true for people rich enough to move. Bye!