Plain and simple, taxation is theft.
No One Has a "Fair Share" of Taxes
A recurring theme in national tax debates is the idea that everyone should pay their 'fair share' of taxes.
While that aspiration's validity is widely taken for granted, the stark reality is there's no such thing as a 'fair share' of federal taxes.
To understand why, let's first scrutinize what’s meant by 'fair.' When paired with 'share,' the most fitting definition is 'reasonable, right and just.'
If the United States government were limited to its only morally sound function—protecting rights, liberties and lives—perhaps one could entertain the theoretical notion of a 'reasonable, right and just' share of the cost.
However, that ideal is far from today's grim reality, as tax revenue is used to assault rights, liberties and lives of Americans and people around the world—to say nothing of the sprawling waste and cronyism associated with a 2021 budget of $6.8 trillion.
So tell me:
- What exactly is my 'fair share' of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which enforces economic sanctions that purposefully inflict suffering on innocent civilians in foreign lands?
- What's my fair share of the tyrannical practice of civil asset forfeiture, in which cash and other property is seized from citizens without any requirement to file charges?
- What's my fair share of the $1.2 trillion allocated in 2021 for the unconstitutional Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Labor, Education and Transportation, and Small Business Administration?
- What's my fair share of the cages in which the government confines people for choosing to intoxicate themselves with a plant or a powder rather than a bottle?
- What's my fair share of the several trillion dollars spent on the overwhelmingly pointless war in Afghanistan or the even more catastrophic invasion and occupation of Iraq?
- What's my fair share of so-called 'Covid relief' money used to bail out fiscally irresponsible state and local governments and pay unemployed people more than they were making on the job?