Karl Marx frequently referred to profits as theft but never referred to taxes as theft. Can you fucking believe it? So that which is taken through the barrel of a gun and coercion ISN'T theft but entrepreneurship, ingenuity, vision, and risk-taking through a series of voluntary associations IS. Man, was that dude ever fucked in the head.
BTW, that taxes are taken through the barrel of a gun and coercion is absolutely true. Rich folks never voluntarily pay their taxes. Or, perhaps SOME do. I've heard that many resist, and that's when the jackbooted thugs are sent out to grind their bootheels into the throats of their rich victims.
This happens everyday, given the fact that resisting muggings are human nature. Especially if they happen time and time again. Usually on April 15th of every damn year! What I'd like to know is what the hell makes the State think it has the right to steal from citizens? Now, I know you're probably going to tell me that the 16th amendment gives the State this right (specifically the right to assess and collect an income tax).
And, if you do make this argument I'm going to have to admit that you're right. However... uh... I've got nothing. Which isn't to say that taxes STILL are not teft. I mean, they aren't, but that isn't going to stop me from saying they are. Because... Libertarian?
Also, apparently pointing out the fact that you never signed the social contract is not an acceptable reason to not cough up the State's protection money? Pay up or you'll go to jail? Seriously?
Although, unless you're for anarchy, the government needs some money to operate. For a police force to keep the violent Blacks from stealing from Whites, at least. But I say poor people should pay. They're the ones committing most of the crime, so it only makes sense that they should be the ones to pay.
Instead the Democrats think the poors should be given lots of free gifts? While the rich Makers shoulder most of the tax load? Not paying their fair share? Clearly they're paying WAY more. Which has GOT to stop, IMO.
BTW, in regards to profits being theft? The Left might say that, given the fact that pay is negotiated between employers (who have all the power) and singular employees (who are in oversupply, thus not in a position to demand much in pay). Excepting situation in which there is a union, of course. Unions put the worker in a position in which they can negotiate for a higher wage, despite the oversupply of labor.
But stealing from workers is an employer's RIGHT, IMO. I'm talking about Natural Rights. Rich people get more of them due to them being rich. The State, representing "the people" is like a union of all citizens. This is the primary aspect of collectivism that Democrats support and Republicans oppose. Republicans opposing it for good reason. Which is because it is evil.
I mean, an institution that attempts to equalize (to some small extent) the power of poor/middle class people with that of rich people can only be viewed as evil. At least by rational people, given the fact that poors stealing from richers (via the State) is wrong, while richers stealing from poors IS THEIR RIGHT! Or, their Natural Right, to be more precise.