"Economic freedom is based on a simple moral rule: everyone has a right to his or her life and property, and on one has the right to deprive anyone of these things." And while almost everyone agrees with that statement, we let our government get away with stealing from someone their rightfully earned money to give to someone who has no claim upon it other than "need."
And yes, it's stealing. And it violates the Biblical commandment against stealing. And when you vote to tax your neighbor (or "the rich"), you are complicit in the theft.
Frederic Bastiat, a political and economic writer calls the state, "the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." Imagine a world where we all lived at our own expense, rather than constantly trying to get someone else to support us. Do we not realize that we have the money to support ourselves, it's just that we send it to our government, who launders it, takes a chunk off the top, and then sends back a pittance?