Is Taxation Slavery?

 

Is taxation slavery?

What is taxation? Taxation in essence is the state taking the earnings of its citizens. If you are apart of a society, you are required by law to pay taxes. If a honest man works hard to make a living, is it right for the state to take part of his earnings? The taking of something from someone without consent is by definition theft.

Taxation = Taking of Earnings

So, if taxation is the taking of earnings, is the state in essence sugar coating forced labor with the term “taxation” ? Forced labor is the taking of one’s time and leisure.

Taxation = Forced Labor

If the state has a right to MY earnings (my labor), that means the state has a right to ME, or at least some ownership in me. And by definition, the ownership of any individual is slavery.

Taxation = Slavery