Taxation wrong on two levels

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There are two types of arguments an individual can make when debating for or against any government policy, namely the principled and the utilitarian. The principled is concerned with morality. Is said legislation righteous and just? The utilitarian is concerned with efficacy. Will said legislation achieve stated goals? The best cases are made when both arguments are used to support a position. I will now make the case that taxation is neither moral nor efficacious. The moral argument is that all taxation is theft. The definition of stealing is to take (the property of another) without right or permission. Since taxation is involuntary, hence lacking permission by the entity taxed, it is therefore theft. If theft is immoral, then taxation is immoral. The utilitarian argument is that taxation is inefficient. The argument for taxation is that a few hundred legislators can spend the money of millions of individuals better than the individuals can spend it themselves. But legislators cannot spend your money more efficiently than you can. This is because legislators have different interests than you do, namely getting re-elected. Your interests are unique and can only be determined by you. Therefore, any money not spent by you is inefficient. Seth King, Bowman