It must do the following to you:
And that’s just in the past 6 months.
Note, that I didn’t even touch on the evil horrors of adults voluntarily trading money for recreational drugs like tobacco, alcohol, pot, ecstasy or cocaine between themselves.
But these acts of benevolence pale in comparison to the outpouring of love that occurs when:
It is difficult for me to express my level of gratitude to the State in its efforts to keep me safe from myself.
Without the State, I might walk down the street texting my friend about pot while carrying a shingling hammer, distributing free pamphlets about where to buy raw milk, all while video taping myself in action. If anyone tried to do that in real life the entire world would implode in an apocalyptic disaster. Only the State can keep us safe from ourselves.
Consider that since the State is made up of individual citizens, the State should not be able to do anything that an individual citizen can’t do. If it is wrong for a citizen to steal or use coercion to take peoples’ money, then it is also wrong for the State to do so. Laws should not change because a citizen puts on a State issued costume.
I am not opposed to government – I am opposed to a coercively funded State that fundamentally disrespects the rule of law – natural law.
See this lecture by Austrian economist Hans Hoppe to get a better idea of what a voluntarily funded government might look like: