Why are income taxes not equivalent to involuntary servitude. I'm not voluntarily paying taxes, but by working the government is compelling me against my will to pay them.
13th: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
16th: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.
If I work for others in exchange for payment so that I can afford things, like life liberty and property... How is it that I can be forced to give away a percentage or even a dime of earnings without it being considered involuntary servitude?