Walter Williams, the Libertarian economics professor, wrote taxation to fund wealth redistribution (social programs) is tax slavery, different from black slavery only in degree but not in kind. A lot of blood was shed at least in part over slavery. Yet tax slavery is accepted by Americans who threaten a civil war over their Second Amendment rights. Even though the average American right now earns less than $30,000 a year (according to news reports) supposedly the average American pays more in taxes than they spend on basic necessities. There have been years when I spent many times as much on federal taxes as I did on myself, but I've always been more of a saver than a spender and didn't really think about others paying more in taxes than on basic needs until the report came out. If only Americans were as outraged over taxes (most of which goes to wealth redistribution) as some are over their Second Amendment rights we might be a freer people.