The Resister wrote:I've offered no definition of the word slavery.
Because you want to play it deuces wild:
Taxing a man's labor, however, IS a form of slavery.
See? Slavery is a legal and/or societal institution that enables certain people forcibly to compel certain other people to labor for the former's benefit on a more or less permanent basis. So taxing people's labor may be legalized robbery, but it is not slavery, as no one is thereby forcibly compelled to labor for another's benefit.