Confiscatory Taxes, Byzantine systems.
Let's examine, for a moment, Mallard's
The definition of confiscate is:
- surrendered as a penalty
- appropriated: taken without permission or consent especially by public authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the drain"
- impound: take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority; "The FBI seized the drugs"; "The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment"; "The police confiscated the stolen artwork"
Like it or not, Mallard consumes the services which our taxes pay for (Fire, Police, Roads, Military, etc.). which suggests at least tacit consent for the tax system of the nation in which Mallard has chosen to live.