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"Taxation is Theft."

"Taxation is theft" is a phrase I've been seeing a lot lately.  Famous "Libertarians" like Penn Jillette are pictured with some quote remarking that taxation is equivalent to the government robbing us at gun point.  Which is fine.  He's allowed his opinion about that, and I certainly agree with Jillette on other things (his story about becoming an atheist is great, I think).

So, I want to work through this, on the internet, so that we can all be on the same page.

If taxation is theft, and theft is wrong, let us stop taxation.