Theft is a legal term and taxation is not part of it. That is why it is not theft. It’s not theft for the same reason that killing on behalf of the government as a soldier in war, or for that matter as an executioner for capital punishment, is not murder.

The same government that makes laws, the laws that define these things, does not define them as “theft” or “murder.”

Retired lawyer & Army vet in The Villages of Florida. Lifelong: Republican (pre-Trump), Constitution buff, science nerd & dog lover. Twitter: @KeithDB80

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