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WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT For more information

First of all, keep what you earn. about the Movement of
The Fund can’t pay their goons if the Libertarian Left,
they can’t collect — and remember,
it’s your money, not theirs.
Second, remember that there are
40,000,000 successful tax resisters
contact:
TAX IS
in the U.S. alone, and around
100,000,000 tax avoiders and evad-
ers; yes, nearly everyone. And the
THEFT!
percentage is even higher in other
countries. and what to do about it.
Third, you may learn an already
existing technology of keeping — not
only your money free, but staying
free of regulations, censorship, infla-
tion, discrimination, and controls —
what’s yours by right, a technology
called Counter-Economics. Courses
are given in it and books published
about it. We’ll put you in touch.
Fourth, you can learn the simple
techniques of getting off the tax rolls
if you’re on, and staying off if you’re
not. Once the real “Fund” doesn’t
know you exist, you are immune to
all but betrayal by an intimate.
Fifth, and not last by any means,
you may join with others who have
learned the consistent methods of
fighting and beating the “Fund” and
would-be “Funds.” Do anti-tax, pro-
free-market, anti-socialist Leftists
sound intriguing to you? Maybe that
is what you always thought you were
if you only thought it possible?
Well, it is, we are, and you can
MOVEMENT OF THE
now contact us. Welcome, ally!

This brochure was originally written and published for
MLL by the late Samuel Edward Konkin III. This new
LIBERTARIAN LEFT
edition has been minimally edited by Wally Conger. Agora • Anarchy • Action!
TAX IS THEFT! tribution, and get it in by the middle “No,” they answer, “you are the
of the month. To assist you in decid- crook. You are withholding your
Sure feels like it close to April 15, ing your contribution, which should share for the Fund.”
right? But of course that slogan is be based on your income (or maybe “But I never agreed to your ‘fund.’
just an exaggeration. After all, we how much you buy, or how much Let us go to a judge and let him
must pay our taxes! It’s sort of a your house is worth, or something decide whether I owe anything.”
duty, no? Look, suppose no one paid else, or some combination), a handy “Fine,” they say (and is that a
their taxes, where would streets and table for easy calculation is provided. smile curling their lips?). “Come to
sewers and social security and post Nothing wrong here. Junk mail, the Fund office.”
offices come from? Not to mention perhaps; a trifle irritating. Maybe “Well,” you reply reasonably, “not
police and marines and missiles and you even agree with most of the your judge, or even mine, to be fair.
space shots? No doubt about it, tax- services the Fund finances, and no- Let’s try to agree on an impartial
ation is necessary, so even if it is body would disagree with all of one.”
theft... them. But say you choose either to “But,” they laugh, “the Fund does
Think about that for a second — ignore the letter or send less than not allow any other judges. Don’t
“even if it is theft...?” Theft is univer- your assigned quota. He writes worry, though; if you paid more than
sally accepted to be an immoral act. again, expressing his regret at your your quota, why, you’ll get the rest
Assuming all the aforementioned omission. He mentions that he has back.”
services are moral and desirable means to get your “fair share” — “But I do not want to pay any-
(and that is hotly debated about all after all, everybody else paid their thing,” you wail.
of them), how can moral ends be share, except for a few scoundrels. They brandish their guns.
achieved only through immoral Sounds like a threat there, and it “This is nothing but a hold-up.
means? does not look like this guy is running You’re thieves!”
“Well, surely, nothing right can a very benevolent fund. Maybe you And they are.
be only done wrongly; there is a right even send him back a letter telling There are a lot more arguments
way and a wrong way of doing any- him to stop bothering you or you will which are brought up at this point.
thing,” you might say. But then be forced to take legal action. Some samples:
there must be a right way of financ- Now he sends more threatening 1. Your friends got together and
ing those necessary (moral) services. letters, and finally a few of his voted to steal from you, and asked
That is, taxation is not necessary, “friends” drop by to impress upon you to vote, too. You had your
not if it is immoral. you the meaning of your not cough- chance, right?
OK, but even if we all hate paying ing up. At this time you decide it is 2. The Fund is limited, and only
taxes, that does not make it wrong. time for help. You look around for an steals some of your property. It pays
It is right or wrong, no matter what agency to give you protection — a its goons to fight the Bad Fund
we feel about it. It is theft, or not, no bodyguard, maybe. But there is only across the river, which would take
matter what our “feelings” about it at one in town, and those goons out- even more of your property. Of
the moment. So consider this. side are already working for it. As course, you could not hire your own
A man sends you a letter saying you try to stop them from seizing bodyguards at what you and they
your neighbors are contributing to your furniture (or bank account or agree on. Why not? Well, they can’t
his fund. This “fund” performs many whatever) they pull their guns on be trusted — but the Fund can!
good acts, he claims, and perhaps he you. You say, “You are acting like 3. Widows and orphans would
lists a few. Please send in your con- thieves!” starve if the Fund did not feed them.
And many more.

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