The parasite - the state - has to have a host. First there had to be production before there could be something to tax or steal. Kings waged dynastic wars requiring high taxation. Revolutions and secession resulted.
Archived from the live Mises.tv broadcast, this lecture by Danny Sanchez was presented at the Taxes Are What We Pay for an Impoverished Society seminar, hosted by the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 15 April 2013.