No matter how much people might hate taxes, we all have expectations for the society we live in. We want schools, roads and public safety. These things can be provided by volunteers at a very basic level, but as society grows we need more complexity, specialization and expertise and those things require money.
Therefore, we have taxes.
Taxes are supported by the force of law.
We all agree to this, even when we don't like the consequences.
We like the things that our taxes provide, especially when we're in trouble and need the police or medical care.
We don't like paying out the money or the enforcement.
Here in the US we're lucky to have choices in how these matters are handled, but changes can come slowly.
Sometimes we have to go down the wrong path for a time before we realize that we're going to hell in a hand basket.
You've built an interesting analogy and most of us feel that the analogy is right on the money sometimes.
But the harsh reality is that we are in charge and when we the people become disenchanted with our circumstances or our course, we can blame no one
Most of the things that cause us discomfort didn't happen overnight and in most cases we were complicit in their implementation.
That's why it's important to be politically active all the time, supporting causes that you prefer and encouraging your legislators to do support
those causes, too. And, vote!
[edit on 2009/6/26 by GradyPhilpott]