They don't let you choose where your taxes go because the individual isn't qualified to make those decisions for the whole of society.  I don't want the masses running the show because at least half of them are of below average intelligence.

I hope that one of the end results of the LHC is that we crack open a wormhole that allows us to peer into alternate realities where various forms of government, economy, and society have flourished.  I'd love to see how well raw, unfettered capitalism works out.