When I talk to people about the Fair Tax®, I ask them this question: Among three major forms of taxes – the property tax, income and related taxes (withholding, estate tax), and a consumption tax – which one respects our unalienable right to property? The property tax is pretty obvious – especially on non-income producing property like our residences. When we pay property tax to the state at the risk of losing our house to a tax sale, we really do not own it; we rent it from the government. How about income? Is not the income we earn our own property? If this is not so obvious, take a look at this classic article from the The Ludwig von Mises Institute.