That’s the whole point of taxes: whether we agree or no individually, we as a people agree on certain values: parks, roads, education, defense, pragmatically-intentioned-at-best ridiculous unending wars…
…look, Thoreau had the same issue, thus Civil Disobedience. No one wants to pay for what they don’t want. But in the context of a democracy, we aren’t consumers, and we aren’t always right. We’re citizens, and there’s a lot of bullshit that goes with that. All in all, it’s worked out pretty well.
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