“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Think about it, you need the governments permission to.
Drill a well to provide water for your family
Make an addition to your home
Drive a car
Water your yard (in certain areas)
Own a firearm to protect your family
Do certain home improvements
This is just a short list of things that pop into my head. All the while you pay taxes and inflation erodes the purchasing power of what money you are able to keep after the government robs you.
Let’s take Wal-Mart for example. Wal-Mart made it big because unlike the other retail stores at the time that charged 50-75% markup on their products Sam Walton charged maybe 5-10% and made up for it in volume. Now every time you purchase something the State collects a “sales tax” which is roughly 6-8%. Now this is on top of all the embedded tax that adds to the final price of your purchase (payroll tax, SS tax, medicare tax, property tax, corporate income tax, various fees etc.) So Wal-Mart might make 5% from your entire purchase even though they paid for the store, the employees, stocked the shelves, electricity, water etc. and the government who did absolutely nothing makes 7% right off the top.
It is a crime, it is theft and they are no different than the mafia. There is no logical way to explain that any different. It is stealing from the people who work and transferring it to government who uses deadly force if necessary to enforce laws that it creates. The government is made up of men, men who have over time banded together in a group and have the power to force you to do anything they want. Truth be told I would rather have the Mafia in control, they at least have some morals and their “protection money” is only 10%.