Tax evasion shouldn’t be crime

Kent McManigal of Farwell writes columns for the Albuquerque Libertarian Examiner. Here’s a snippet from a recent effort:

An Albuquerque-area couple has allowed themselves to be abused and stolen from by a gang of thieves as

retribution for the uppity act of

attempting to keep their own property rather than handing it over to the thieves who demanded it.

They pleaded guilty to tax evasion.

I’m sure when staring down the gun barrels of The State it seemed like the only option open to them, but it is a real shame to give in to bad guys, no matter what silly hat they wear.

There is nothing wrong with

“tax evasion” unless it is also wrong to hide money in your shoe so the mugger in the alley won’t take it. They may have done so, but they are by no means “guilty” since there is no guilt associated with a right and proper course of action when faced with coercion.

The “judge” also made sure to threaten the couple to continue to pay their

protection money or else. How can

anyone think the tax racket is anything other than mob-style theft?