The question, “What is Voluntaryism?” is one that brings me particular joy in answering when it is asked with an open mind. We all have different perspectives on religion, culture, government, and life. Such overwhelming variety in opinion can be discouraging to some, but I invite this as an intellectual challenge. It is only when you step out of your comfort zone and test unfamiliar waters do you grow in any respect. If you are comfortable and complacent in all that you do, then you are not trying hard enough. One must put oneself in the difficult situations of defending one’s position in the midst of formidable debaters. This is the fertile soil in which spiritual growth is encouraged and nourished. Stir the waters of entrenched corrupt interests! Do not allow evil to go unpunished! The incessant vexing of political crooks is the noble occupation of the virtuous.
A government is a compulsory territorial monopolist of ultimate decision-making (jurisdiction) and, implied in this, a compulsory territorial monopolist of taxation. That is, a government is the ultimate arbiter, for the inhabitants of a given territory, regarding what is just and what is not, and it can determine unilaterally, i.e., without requiring the consent of those seeking justice or arbitration, the price that justice-seekers must pay to the government for providing this service.