Taxation Comes by Nature

The root of taxation is as one view of the origin of the soul:
Like the soul emerged from the union of spirit and body, to facilitate the operation of the spirit in the living body as a person, taxation emerged from the formation of community to facilitate the living and operation of a community.

Your country needs you
  Or maybe just your money
There is natural reason to give her some cash
Only one by force
As a result of profits from the land

Tax is a characteristic of community. It is natural to it so that it is contrary to community, even potentially a threat to it, when contributions due are omitted.

That sounds hard
Tax collectors are
What if you don’t have
Then you don’t have to pay

Agreement to coexistence is implicit in community—forced or otherwise. (Read The Plight of Citizenship.) Some come into it; many are born into it. You agreed to pay—by presence. But only justly on the monies made from the land.

What’s my country again
It’s where I pay my taxes
Or where my profits come from
I am a world citizen afterall
But home is where I hang my heart

I Eat Cartilage and Chew on Bones Too

“There’s enough food,” she said, meaning that I didn’t have to crack the pork bones and eat the cartilaginous tissues. For me, I enjoyed it. I grew up this way; it wasn’t unusual… It seemed to one, or two, that this African was trying to maximize the utility of the food available. Did he think that there wasn’t enough? Maybe he grew up poor or with little. I also got the feeling that someone, or two, thought that I was unnecessarily stressing my teeth with hard tissue when there was plenty of soft succulent meat to go round. If only they knew how much I relished those parts.

Momentarily dumbfounded, he then—with appreciation for their kind hearts and consideration—responded with something like: its normal with us… And forever, he will remember the loving kindness or his hosts and the community they brought together. Can he someday do same? He experienced community like he’d never known previously; family beyond family.