A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 27, 2021
“Taxes are the price you pay to avoid being murdered for not paying taxes”

“Taxes are the price we pay for living in a civilized society” is an old saying of uncertain authorship. There have been several anti-tax variations that have been printed on many images.

“Taxes are the price we pay to avoid ass-rape http://ff.im/-BaFYi” was posted on Twitter by LibertarianMinds on April 14, 2011. “Taxes are the Price we Pay to Avoid Ass-rape in Prison” was an article posted on Information Liberation on April 15, 2011. “Taxes are the Price we Pay to Avoid Ass-rape in Prison” was posted on Twitter by Daily Libertarian™ on April 22, 2011.

“Taxes are the Price we Pay to Avoid Prison” was posted on Twitter by arkiebrian on April 18, 2011. “Think about it this way. Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison #taxationistheft” was posted on Twitter by projectworkout on April 18, 2017. “TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY TO AVOID GOING TO PRISON” was posted on an image on Facebook by The Atlas Society on June 23, 2018. “Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison” was posted on Twitter by Cliff Maloney on May 27, 2019.

“TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL” was posted in an image on Facebook by Turning Point USA on July 30, 2018. “TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL” was posted on another image on Facebook by Turning Point USA on September 25, 2018.

“Taxes are the price you pay to avoid being kidnapped by the government” was posted on Twitter by V-hickle on April 18, 2017. “TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY TO AVOID BEING KIDNAPPED BY THE GOV’T” was posted on an image on Twitter by The Mass Deception on April 20, 2017.

“Taxes are the price you pay to avoid being murdered for not paying taxes” was posted on Twitter by Sal the Agorist on March 27, 2021.


Twitter
LibertarianMinds
@LibertarianMind
Taxes are the price we pay to avoid ass-rape http://ff.im/-BaFYi
10:30 PM · Apr 14, 2011·FriendFeed

Information Liberation
Taxes are the Price we Pay to Avoid Ass-rape in Prison
by Mike P, The Emptiness Pro
Apr. 15, 2011
I apologize for the vulgarity, but I figured this title would be catchy and get my point across effectively. It is tax time again in the so-called “United States” and I thought I would make a few points about taxes. Contrary to Oliver Wendell Holmes, taxes are not the price we pay for civilization. Rather they are the price we pay to stay out of prison, where according to many movies and TV shows we can expect to get raped by large hairy men.

Twitter
Suzanne Borho
@gymrat73
Taxes are the price we pay to avoid ass-rape in prison http://dlvr.it/NfD38
6:42 AM · Apr 16, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
arkiebrian
@arkiebrian
Taxes are the Price we Pay to Avoid Prison http://bit.ly/ezjzjV #tlot #tcot #p2
1:23 PM · Apr 16, 2011·bitly bitlink

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Daily Libertarian™
@LibertarianRx
Taxes are the Price we Pay to Avoid Ass-rape in Prison… http://fb.me/LJL4OUuq
12:02 AM · Apr 22, 2011·Facebook

Twitter
projectworkout
@vadimtrachuk
Think about it this way. Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison #taxationistheft
8:27 PM · Apr 18, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
V-hickle
@therealvhickle
Taxes are the price you pay to avoid being kidnapped by the government.
10:05 PM · Apr 18, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
The Mass Deception
@MassDeception1
Taxation is the opposite of civilized!
(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by TheFreeThoughtProject.com.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR LIVING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
WRONG!
TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY TO AVOID BEING KIDNAPPED BY THE GOV’T
8:36 AM · Apr 20, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Nathaniel
@NathanielLyra
“Taxes are the price you pay to live in a civilized society”
No, taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison
11:30 AM · Apr 19, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kevin the Radical Individualist
@themoralskeptic
Replying to @_Kenziepuff
The proper response to “Taxes are the price you pay for living in a civilized society” is, “Correction: taxes are the extortion you pay to avoid going to jail.”
5:31 PM · Jan 23, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dylan Dudical
@JOhosafatassE
Taxes are the price you pay pay to live in a civilized society.
False: Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison.
10:09 AM · May 8, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
The Atlas Society
June 23, 2018 at 5:43 PM ·
Why Do We Pay Taxes?? #ShrinkGovernment
— with Kelly Heller.
(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by The Atlas Society.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR LIVING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
FALSE:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY TO AVOID GOING TO PRISON

Twitter
Peter Dickerson
@Peter_Dickerson
Labor and Shorten are obsessed with tax. #insiders #auspol
(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by The Atlas Society.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY FOR LIVING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
FALSE:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE YOU PAY TO AVOID GOING TO PRISON
6:08 PM · Jun 23, 2018 from Hobart, Tasmania·Twitter for iPhone

Facebook
Turning Point USA
July 30, 2018 at 3:47 PM ·
Taxation Is EXTORTION! #TaxationIsTheft
(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by Turning Point USA.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY FOR LIVING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
ACTUALLY...TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL

Facebook
Turning Point USA
September 25, 2018 at 5:05 PM ·
Why Do We Really Pay Taxes?? #TaxationIsTheft
(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by Turning Point USA.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO LIVE IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY!
Speaker Two:
WRONG. TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL

Facebook
Turning Point USA
March 27, 2019 at 5:31 PM ·
Taxation Is EXTORTION! #BigGovSucks
(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by Turning Point USA.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO LIVE IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
ACTUALLY, TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL

Twitter
Blair Stone
@ElBluro
Replying to @ElBluro @donaldkoenig and @beinlibertarian
Hide the fact that you’re a hypocrite who doesn’t “happily pay taxes”. The guy with the “end the fed” shirt would probably say something like “no, taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison”.
10:47 AM · May 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Cliff Maloney
@CliffMaloneyJr
Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison.
What happened to the land of the free???
9:00 PM · May 27, 2019·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
Cliff Maloney
@CliffMaloneyJr
Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison.
6:00 PM · Jun 29, 2019·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
Cliff Maloney
@CliffMaloneyJr
Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison
12:01 PM · Aug 28, 2019·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
FaceCord
@cord_face
Replying to @BloodedtheBrave
Correction: taxes are the price we pay to avoid being caged or possibly killed by the mafia… i.... I mean the government
11:14 PM · Nov 12, 2019·Twitter for Android

Twitter
FGCPLA
@FgcPla
Replying to @mileslunn @CapersQ and 9 others
Yeah taxes are the price people pay to avoid going to jail or being killed by a man with a gun kicking down your door. Not the price you pay for a “civilized” society.
4:57 PM · Nov 27, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Cliff Maloney
@CliffMaloneyJr
Taxes are NOT the price we pay for living in a civilized society.
Taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to prison.
6:00 PM · Feb 22, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

Twitter
Taxation Is Theft
@TaxationEsTheft
Taxes are the price we pay to avoid going to jail. Lol!
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(The following, by two speakers, is shown on an image by Turning Point USA.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY FOR LIVING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
ACTUALLY...TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL
12:35 PM · Aug 15, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

Facebook
Turning Point USA
October 19, 2020 at 5:33 PM ·
Taxation Is Extortion! #TaxationIsTheft
(An image is shown with two speakers.—ed.)
Speaker One:
TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY FOR LIVING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY
Speaker Two:
ACTUALLY, TAXES ARE THE PRICE WE PAY TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL

Twitter
Martin Litwak (ENG)
@Litwak_ENG
- Taxes are the price you pay to live in a civilized society!
- False, taxes are the price you pay to avoid going to jail…
6:27 PM · Mar 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
Taxes are the price you pay to avoid being murdered for not paying taxes.
11:01 AM · Mar 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

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