Secondly, they (the government) doesn't need to put a gun to your head, their officials just show up in numbers and force you into a cage, when you don't pay those affiliated taxes (if caught).
If you try to defend yourself against a mob of government officials who are trying to jail you for back taxes, you get further criminal charges, which results in more time spent in a cage. Gun to your head or not, you are being forced with force.
So you can either pay the bogus taxes the government continues to implement and sustain, or you can be forced into financial ruin and/or wind up in a cage. Do you know what coercion is? Must not...
Anytime one tries to justify the violation of natural human rights, in order to increase the quality of another human being's natural rights, not only have they attempted to justify hypocrisy, they've lost all worthiness in what they believe, are credible opinions.
quizá un poco de sabor al suroeste mejorará el lamentable estado de la cocina irlandesa.
Ven a mis hermanos chicano! vamos a recuperar nuestra patria ancestral de estos intrusos gaélico y restablecer nuestras demandas históricas de nuestra patria perdida del este de Aztlán!
Back to that fine old narrative "the bad old government will put you in a cage if you don't pay your taxes". Except that is not done. You always have a choice, nor will you get "further charges" for defending yourself in court. You are not being cohersed into an agreement with your employer and the federal government that some of the monies paid you are to be held back or kept in order that you pay your share of the money it takes to maintain this country.
or do you pretend the government will simply smile and wave you through if you decline to pay taxes? yo cant be that naive.
al capone didnt go to jail for racketeering, murders or criminal enterprises, he went to prison for not paying his taxes on said enterprises.
al capone. prison. tax evasion. that ruins your assertion right there. refusal to pay taxes whether through fraud or open disobedience can does and WILL result in prison time.
they dont go to all that trouble over a parking ticket (of which only $25 is a fine, the rest is fees, assessments and "use taxes") but when the ticket remains unpaid for long enough, and the "not quite a fine" is big enough a bench warrant will be issued, and if upon showing up in shackles before the bench you say "I aint paying that shit" then you WILL be bundled up neatly and shipped off to the nearest convenient prison.
Refusal to pay your taxes is not fraud and it is unlikely to result in contempt of court. I am one who refused to pay my duely assessed taxes, I didn't go to jail, I was not harrassed and I am far from naive, in fact because I managed to hold out through the statute of limitations, I paid nothing of the 40k I was assessed (before penalties and interest). Capone went to jail for failure to report - that is fraud. Most times, your failure to pay your parking ticket will result in impound of your vehicle.
I know that many really really want to portray their government as so nasty that they will throw you in jail for not paying taxes but it rarely if ever works that way.