When you pay taxes, do you do so voluntarily? Or do you do so because you are forced to do so?
If you don’t pay your taxes, what will happen? Will you be fined further? Harassed by the IRS or other government entities? Jailed?
The Libertarian Party is fundamentally opposed to the use of force to coerce people into doing anything. We think it is inherently wrong and should have no role in a civilized society.
Thus we think that government forcing people to pay taxes is inherently wrong.
Libertarians advocate for voluntary exchange, where people are free to make their own choices about what to do with their lives, their time, their bodies, their livelihood, and their dollars.
If Americans want to give money to the government for one reason or another, they should be free to do so. If Americans prefer to spend their money on other things, then they should be free to do that also.
There are many areas of federal, state and local government that are in dire need of downsizing.
Below is a sampling of ways that Libertarian candidates, spokespersons and activists can propose to end or reduce pieces of Big Government.
The below are suggestions only, about which Libertarians may disagree. They are not official positions of the Libertarian Party, which are stated in the Libertarian Party Platform.
This list will be updated occasionally, so check back for more.
Sample Federal Libertarian Solutions
Sample State Libertarian Solutions
Sample Local Libertarian Solutions