Consent Should Be Obvious

The standard for consent should be a high level of obviousness. For example, this daredevil was gored nearly to death by bulls and has stated explicitly that he plans to partake in the experience again.

What can be more obvious than his consent here?

Contrast this to the begrudgingly way everyone remits their tax demands. Even when it’s made voluntary, most people prefer not to.

Ergo, taxation is theft.

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Founder and editor of and, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.