I was asked how I concluded that taxes are violent. This is what I came up with, to limited success:
[color= #333333; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; background-color: #edeff4]Taxes are a transfer of wealth. A transfer of wealth is either intention[/color]al or accidental. The existence of prospective tax law rules out accidental, making them intentional. All intentional transfers are voluntary or coercive. The existence of tax prisoners, like Wesley Snipes and Irwin Schiff, rule out voluntary, making them coercive. The coercive means of the state is violence as embodied in the police.
Therefore: taxes are violent.
See the thread here: