@MrsPramm - I think the better example is the emergency services that most people enjoy. It makes me think of a news story that ran a few years ago about a guy who lived way out in the country, where the fire service charged a small annual fee to cover because it was so far away from town.
He refused to pay the fee, and they refused to come when his house burned down (after making sure all the people were safe).
I heard a lot of people complaining about the fire service, but that guy would not have been paying the extra taxes that we all pay automatically in order to support firefighters. It was very black and white to me. Either you pay or you don't get the benefits.