Taxation Should Be Voluntary

A fully free society would fund government voluntarily. If the state was pared back to only defending individual rights from violation from domestic criminal threats and foreign enemies, the cost would be very small and people would gladly pay.

"The principle of voluntary government financing rests on the following premises: that the government is not the owner of the citizens’ income and, therefore, cannot hold a blank check on that income—that the nature of the proper governmental services must be constitutionally defined and delimited, leaving the government no power to enlarge the scope of its services at its own arbitrary discretion. Consequently, the principle of voluntary government financing regards the government as the servant, not the ruler, of the citizens—as an agent who must be paid for his services, not as a benefactor whose services are gratuitous, who dispenses something for nothing."


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