Arguments about progressivism versus liberalism miss the point. ALL GOVERNMENTS ARE DICTATORSHIPS. Democracy only exists on election day. All governments are criminal enterprises. From time immemorial, governments have only existed for one purpose: the production and consolidation of wealth. It doesn’t matter whether one government taxes the poor less than another government. Taxing the poor takes money from the poor to support the power structure that defends the rich from the poor.

If you are truly being honest with yourself, you must see that there is no way around this argument…