Taxation Is Theft
Does he really believe that taxation is theft?
There are two things to consider when talking about taxes. The first is necessity, and the second is morality.
Necessity asks if taxation is absolutely necessary to both provide all of the government services, and is it necessary to tax to pay for them. Because there are so many different services, it's difficult to list them all out, however, Dan has created a ton of content on YouTube and Facebook, and is actively discussing alternative solutions on Those platforms as well as Instagram, Twitter, and his blog and podcast.
Morality asks if taxation is theft. By its very definition, it is theft, and this can not be disputed. If you don't pay, they will take it. If you try to hide it from them, they will arrest you. If you resist, they will hurt you. Theft is taking property which is not yours by the use of force or the threat of force. That is exactly what the government does, every day to millions of people.
Putting these two together, we have to ask, is it ok to steal to pay for a necessity? Or should we start looking for alternatives? Dan "Taxation Is Theft" Behrman insists that we must start looking for alternatives. We must accept that taxation is theft and should not be the primary means of providing public services in a civilized society.
As part of this campaign, we are distributing the following brochures to the public as an introduction to the idea that taxation is theft. At the following link, you can read the full text, and request these brochures to help us distribute them.
You can view the full brochure here: Taxation is Theft Trifold
If you would like to support the campaign, you can purchase a pack of 100 brochures here: Taxation is Theft Brochures
We also deliver these flyers free of charge to volunteers who are motivated to get them into the hands of people at places like public events and college campuses. You can request a free pack here: Flyers