Becoming a Conscientious Objector
Libertarianz East Coast Bays candidate Elah Zemorah reckons it'd be great if we could have available the 'Opt Out' choice on our Taxes like we do on our Kiwisaver. Here's what you could tell the Ninth Floor:
Dear Prime Minister,
I hereby inform you that as of today's date I will no longer be paying my Tax.
To this end I will henceforth become completely self-sufficient. I will no longer ask for any of the 'essential' services that are provided by the State. I will pay for my health via a private provider. Should I choose to have children I will be sending them to the school of my choice, paid in full by myself and my husband, one that reflects our values -- and will educate them in a manner that is consistent with nothing short of excellence.
Since I have never been a member of a Union and never wish to be I will have an individual contract with my employer that is consistent with how I have proven my value to him. Should we not come to an agreeable contract with regards to my remunerations I shall move on to an employer where there will be an agreeable contract. I disagree on the morality that the State set a minimum wage for all employers to obey.
I might add at this stage that should he wish to open for business on a Public holiday, if I was willing to work on that particular day that would form part of the voluntary contract we have both freely signed.
I would like to remind you that this is MY money which I go out to earn five days of the week, (I might add that most weeks it is six days). To be consistent with Individual Property Rights (which you may like to familiarise yourself with), you do not have my permission to take any of this via the Inland Revenue Department, or any other method of legalised theft. In short, I will be acting only on what will be my objective best interests, since I own my life and I am the best person to judge rational self-interest.
PS: That sorts out Central government. I will also be writing a letter to my local government explaining to them why I will no longer be paying my rates.
Feel free to compose and send your own letter confirming your intention to become a Conscientious Objector.