Good luck getting enough people to do that make a difference. Fear of civil penalties and criminal liability is a pretty strong deterrent for most. As a practical matter, it can’t really happen for the reasons Rainjack said.
We currently are half-slave, half-free. Deducting taxes, leaving individuals no say in money taken from them and quite probably w/o their consent, is the mark of slavery. We presently get to vote who our masters are.
What a sad fate for a great country.
So what’s your suggested alternative?
Is it not necessary for such a large and complex society to delegate a certain degree of authority to some decision-making figure(s), lest we be bogged down by too many decisions that must be made by the whole?
I certainly don’t consider ANY politician to be my master. He/she may spend my money in a manner I see unfit, so I am entitled to vote in their opposition and encourage others to do the same – or to find a new country to live in with a different set of governing laws to abide by. In my opinion, despite our system’s obvious flaws and limitations, it’s still ‘the least worst’ system in the world.
You get to decide if you’re going to pay taxes at all. You would receive a simple form ASKING you if you want a % of your income to be deducted for police, fire, military, and so forth. If you don’t pay, you’re society goes unpoliced and unprotected. If that’s what an individual wants, then that’s what they get.
Don’t want to give 700 billion to banksters? Don’t pay. Don’t want to fight a war in Iraq? Don’t pay.
Sounds crazy? Compare it with what we have today.