I have yet to find an argument against the fact that taxation is theft that is not fallacious in nature. Can anyone present an adequate rebuttal that is is not laced with fallacy and/or euphemism. Common examples:
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If you moved into a neighborhood and the Mafia forced you to pay ‘protection money’, would it not really be extortion simply because the Mafia gave you the option to move away? This goes into a bigger question of who actually owns land in this country (its all government owned, you pay rent, but you call it property tax).
It’s not theft because you receive goods/services.
If a mugger robs you at gunpoint and buys you a sandwich, does that mean the original transaction wasn’t a robbery? The point is, no matter what happens after the initial robbery - it cannot reverse the fact that a robbery took place.
You can argue that taxation is necessary, but you cannot argue that taxation is not theft.