I want to ask a question for some that think themselves as conservative. I firmly believe, like some conservatives, that income taxation is a type of theft. You worked hard for the fruits of your labor, and it's your right to keep and do with it as you please. For government to claim a portion of it is tantamount to slavery. It's simply inexcusable for a government to do it just because it is the government. If it's immoral to do something to your neighbor, then it's immoral to do it via the hand of government. I wish to apply this in the context of military action, recently. Obviously, one can say that if an intruder attacks your home you have all rights to incapacitate or even kill said intruder in self-defense. However, one can't say that it's alright to kill a person preemptively because he may intrude and attack you at a later date. One can't also say that it's alright to attack a person's home, where his family lives, because he may have attacked you earlier. The enforcement of laws and a proper punishment, via due process, is the only acceptable course of response for someone that has attacked you. Ultimately, governments, as no surprise, does away with morality of actions, and exert powers they should not have. Nations like the U.S. (vs. Iraq and Afghanistan/Pakistan), Russia (vs. Georgia), Turkey (vs. Kurd rebels), Israel (vs. Palestinians), etc assume that it's alright to attack another country (or group of people, as is the case with the latter two) under the pretense that they must either preemptively strike or they must retaliate. I'm not a pacifist. If you are attacked, you have every reason to support a military to respond with due force, just as the rights given to any individual, but no more. In conclusion, I submit to you that if you do believe taxation is a type of theft, and that it's not justifiable for a government to do something which its citizens can not do, then the war on terrorism is equally unjustifiable using the same exact logic.