This is what I always find funny about the rationalized "I don't have recourse" whining and moaning people do and I'm not saying your post is one big gigantic justification for why you don't like the world you live in. So the heart of the matter, every election, board meeting, zoning review, and countless other ways to make yourself heard you are given an opportunity to put forth your views. One of the "contracts" of living in a democracy (representative or direct) is that there might be things you are in the minority about and this those things don't happen. Doesn't make you wrong or right, it's just the way it works. So your bitching that taxation by the government leaves you no recourse. You're wrong, it might leave you no immediate recourse but you through an electoral process have those tax codes changed. You can go on and on about what's better, what's worse. It doesn't make a lick of difference in the morality question nor are taxes theft if the majority disagrees with you (just as a function of the definition of theft in a society with consensus laws). So you've laid out this rationalized complex argument that off the bat is a straw man/logical fallacy because your initial assumption is incorrect, that being that you have no recourse. So go back to the drawing board with the thought that thought in mind and formulate a fresh rationalization for the immorality of taxes.