Is taxation considered to be theft?

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asked Jun 13 in Law & Legal by connection888 (570 points)
Is taxation considered to be theft?

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answered Jun 13 by Q766s (8,800 points)
Taxation is considered theft by a lot of people.

Although the law does not see or consider taxation as theft.

Taxes are a necessary evil though as we need the taxes to fund things such as schools, roads, highways, fire departments, police etc.

If taxation was just voluntary then most people would not pay the taxes and so we would not have the needed services we have.

I hate paying taxes although I can see why it's needed.

If ordinary citizens could assassinate, steal, imprison, torture, kidnap, and wiretap without incrimination, that authority could be transferred to government for its democratic arsenal of policy making weaponry."

Taxation could be viewed as theft.

According to the definition, taxation has to be described as both theft and not theft, which is a contradiction, thus falsified, as the state are taking without permission from the owners but they have the legal right to do so, unfortunately, as they decided on the laws.

Taxation is an unlawful seizure of property, and thus violates the 5th Amendment.

The Constitution grants the government the right to levy a tax, and this has been upheld by both Phillips v.

Taxation is the imposition of compulsory levies on individuals or entities by governments in almost every country of the world.

Taxation is used primarily to raise revenue for government expenditures, though it can serve other purposes as well.

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