In what sense is the money in our pockets and bank accounts fully ‘ours’?
Did we earn it by our own autonomous efforts?
Could we have inherited it without the assistance of probate courts?
Do we save it without the support of bank regulators?
Could we spend it if there were no public officials to coordinate the efforts and pool the resources of the community in which we live?
Without taxes, there would be no liberty.
Without taxes there would be no property.
Without taxes, few of us would have any assets worth defending.
[It is] a dim fiction that some people enjoy and exercise their rights without placing any burden whatsoever on the public…
There is no liberty without dependency.
I just love the part about, "Could we have inherited it without the assistance of the probate courts?"
Here ya go Son, it's all yours.