Originally Posted by Rohirrim
You think it wasn't? Really?
Sumerian tablet which records payment of the tax called "burden," circa 2500 B.C.
Would you also like examples of Persian, Greek, Chinese, Roman, Babylonian, etc etc etc taxes? How do you think civilizations are built, by a bunch of libertarians chipping in?
If a tree falls in the forest, and there's no federal government to record it, does it really fall?