If someone steals from you for their own gains, the best part is that they will not then try to convince you that you are better off now that you've lost some of your property through force.
When the government taxes you, or adds some new law or regulation, it will then try to convince you that it is for your own good. It is an insult to be told that you are better off with less of your own stuff and less freedom, and yet that is what the government is constantly doing.
At least the thief or mugger is honest about his intentions and is aware of who is better off when something is stolen from you.
(These thoughts were most likely paraphrased from one, or another, of Walter Williams' columns.)