Taxation as Theft!
What is the moral justification for taxation? Why do people have an intrinsic sense in other relationships(business, consumer and personal) that there needs to correlation between benefits and cost for the relationship to be sustained. Why isn't there a corresponding sense when it comes to government? With modern technology, why can't all payment for government services be converted to either user fees or insurance premium payments?
Our government has been described as an insurance company with an army. The difference is you don't have to pay the premiums and security fees if you can't or you're politically connected. The 'army' is used to force extra payment from the rest. This is essentially the cause of the deficits and fiscal crises. People are going to change their behavior to stop any theft, no matter how they are filled with the 'patriotic duty' propaganda.
The entire concept of taxation is irrational and unsustainable. But yet the fiscal collapse of many major world governments and societies will occur before people realize this.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca