Personally, I don't care about any other country. I only care about my country and what they are doing to me.
Can you point me to a nation where the rate of taxation is lower and the quality of living is higher. If it has as lax an emigration policy as the US I'll pack my bags. I've traveled abroad to several nations where taxes are much lower than they are here in the US. I can assure you wouldn't want to live in any of them.
There is nothing wrong with supporting basic government operations. Unfortunately, our current status has a lot of extra baggage. We pay for the health care of illegal aliens. And if we are going to do that, then why not pay for the health care of everyone in the world. Our social programs are out of control. I have no problem helping someone who is down on their luck. But we have created a system where by it is passed down from generation to generation. Millions of people in this country accept it as a way of life.
You posit a reality in which money belongs to the people who earn it. A fair concept. Likewise, however, the peopleís government belongs to them, and they to it. Part of the social compact of belonging to a civil society is assisting in the upkeep of that society. You call that theft by taxation; I take a less nihilistic attitude toward it: itís the price of being part of this society.
Now, we can debate all we want about the proper role and extent of that government that weíve established among ourselves, but our essential civic obligation to fund whatever we collectively deem a proper role for government is, or ought to be, unquestioned. It is, indeed, a form of patriotism. Thereís a reason our system has such a low rate of tax delinquency compared to most of the rest of the world, and itís not some inherent moral superiority. Itís a fundamental support and consent of the governed, which has been the unique hallmark of American society from its founding.