Tax Day approaches, protests quickly being organized in Philadelphia

Originally from Philadelphia Libertarian Examiner.

“To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury. But that is exactly what the State is doing.”  – Benjamin R. Tucker

Tax Day, a national holiday, is approaching swiftly this year, coming up on April 15th, 2010.

Libertarians of all factions are strongly against taxation or at least to the extent of lowering taxes as much as possible.

Some tax facts:

-Taxes are not voluntary.  Failure to pay your taxes is considered criminal and subject to appropriate penalty.

-Even when paying taxes, the government spends more than $3,000 in excess per household, adding to the 13 trillion dollar national debt.

-By using force and coercion to collect tax, fovernment’s benevolent claims on the purpose of taxation come first from violence, creating a hypocrisy.

-When certain goods or services are taxed more than others, it discourages the free market and alters free choice.  For example, high fructose corn syrup is a popular additive now because some of our tax dollars go towards corn subsidies.

Think of it this way:
“Just as no one is morally required to answer a robber truthfully when he asks if there are any valuables in one’s house, so no one can be morally required to answer truthfully similar questions asked by the State, e.g., when filling out income tax returns.  Hence the government is a group of thieves, and deserves, morally,aesthetically, and philosophically, to be treated exactly as a group of less socially respectable ruffians would be treated.”  -Murray Rothbard


  • Tax Day Tea Party, on April 15th, 2010, 12:00PM-2:00PM, Love Park, located between 15th and 16th and JFK Blvd.
  • At Drexel University, the organization Student Liberty Front is hosting a “Taxation is Theft” Tax Day Protest, open to the public, on April 15th, 2010, 10AM-2PM, at 33rd and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA, 19104.    T-shirts, food and informational materials will be given out!

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