This is too much. No one is saying that the government should be allowed to tax churches/religious activities as much as they want without a vote. Taxes are not the power to destroy, unless we remove voting and the basic protections of representation from the equation. By authorizing taxes (we, the people), we do not give the power to destroy us - we give the government the power to serve us. Only when the safeguards established in the system have been tossed aside does the above worldview have legitimacy.