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The initiation of violence is the act of an aggressor against you or against your property. This can be done through actual violence or through intimidation, because the mere threat of violence is an act of violence in itself. A good example would be a thief that points a gun at you to get your wallet without actually pulling the trigger. Another less obvious example is the way the government takes our money. To say that taxes are a form of theft may seem a bit over the top, but refuse to pay your taxes and you will be thrown in jail. Refuse to pay your property taxes and you will see who really owns your house.

Governments have done a wonderful PR job: They call us taxpayers, not victims, and the taxes are somehow “collected,” not stolen. Taxes are also called contributions, as if it had been a matter of choice. And because it is the government that decides whether this form of theft is legal or not, there is nothing we can do legally to get restitution. No playground justice for us.

Many actually see the crime but take it as a necessary evil, and when you ask for the complete abolition of taxation, they ask in minute detail how we would pay for roads or law enforcement. …

One important thing to remember is that all of the services now funded by taxation and provided by the government were at one point in the not-so-distant past funded and provided privately. Indeed, many are being provided privately today, from affordable private education in Ghana to the luxurious streets being built every day in our North American cities for new residential developments (which are later handed off to local governments).
Rod Rojas, “The True Nature of Taxation   (via laliberty)

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http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/us-special-ops-forces-committing-suicide-in-record-numbers/

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Taxes are never, at no level of taxation, consistent with individual freedom and property rights. Taxes are theft. The thieves — the state and its agents and allies — try their very best to conceal this fact, of course, but there is simply no way around it. Obviously, taxes are not normal, voluntary payments for goods and services, because you are not allowed to stop such payments if you are not satisfied with the product. You are not punished if you do no longer buy Renault cars or Chanel perfume, but you are thrown into jail if you stop paying for government schools or universities or for Mr. Sarkozy and his pomp. Nor is it possible to construe taxes as normal rent-payments, as they are made by a renter to his landlord. Because the French state is not the landlord of all of France and all Frenchmen. To be the landlord, the French state would have to be able to prove two things: first, that the state, and no one else, owns every inch of France, and second, that it has a rental contract with every single Frenchman concerning the use, and the price for this use, of its property. No state — not the French, not the German, not the US-American or any other state — can prove this. They have no documents to this effect and they cannot present any rental contract. Thus, there is only one conclusion: taxation is theft and robbery by which one segment of the population, the ruling class, enriches itself at the expense of another, the ruled.
Hans-Herman Hoppe on Taxes (via laliberty)

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apophis:

Se tassi chi lavora per dare i soldi a chi non lavora, perchè ti stupisci della disoccupazione”?(M.Friedman)
Questo paese sta andando in rovina perchè il 99% della popolazione crede che fra le due notizie sopra riportate (uscite entrambe oggi su due giornali diversi) non vi sia collegamento.

apophis:

Se tassi chi lavora per dare i soldi a chi non lavora, perchè ti stupisci della disoccupazione”?
(M.Friedman)

Questo paese sta andando in rovina perchè il 99% della popolazione crede che fra le due notizie sopra riportate (uscite entrambe oggi su due giornali diversi) non vi sia collegamento.

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When Washington outlawed alcohol, booze vanished overnight and everyone stopped drinking. Can anyone deny this? When Washington banned the use of cannabis, all of us made insane by Reefer Madness quit smoking dope, and today there is probably not a town in America in which one might buy a joint. Similarly, Washington made illegal the downloading of copyrighted music—which also stopped immediately. No one now has illegal music. Ask your adolescent daughter.

So with guns. They are small, easily smuggled, of high value to criminals and will be of higher value when only criminals have them, so it is virtually certain that they will vanish when the government says so.

Mexico, where I live, has stringent laws against guns, which have proved at least a partial success. Criminals have AKs, RPGs, and grenades, while nobody else has anything. That’s a partial success, isn’t it?

Fred Reed, The New Soviet Asylum (via anarchei)

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Stefan Molyneux
Statheism, or statist atheism, is the strange ideology of rational beings lacking a belief or faith in all supernatural entities except the state. I borrowed the text in the poster from a quote.
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anarchei:

Stefan Molyneux

Statheism, or statist atheism, is the strange ideology of rational beings lacking a belief or faith in all supernatural entities except the state. I borrowed the text in the poster from a quote.

Project: Posters