Helping The Homeless?

I have always tried to help people who have less than I do. I don’t mind giving spare change to homeless people. But now, there is something that made think a lot today. I was buying a pizza, and in the check there was a “Homeless tax” I immediately thought that it was preposterous that the government is doing something so despotic. Making me pay a tax to help homeless people? Why should I pay for them? They are in that position because they want to,right? Well, not really,). This initial thought is something that is really against what I truly believe. I don’t think that homeless people are solely responsible for their economical situation (some of them are directly responsible, while others have different degrees of responsibility). I do believe that we have a moral duty to help those who are less fortunate than us. So, why did it bother me so much that I was paying a tax to help the homeless?
I think that what really bothered me was that I was being forced to help them, rather than it being a personal decision, the government decided that I was gonna help them even if I didn’t want to. That’s what really bothered me about it. I don’t think anyone should be forced to do something that they don’t want to do it. I feel the same way about capital punishment. I am really against capital punishment for many different reasons. But, believe me, if I had a daughter, and she was kidnapped and raped, I would shoot the son of a bitch in front of court  myself. I also understand the feelings of the families of the victims, and the feelings of anger that this kind of heinous acts create, however, I don’t want the government to have the ability to kill people without any kind of repercussion, that’s like state-sponsored murder.
I guess what I’m really trying to say is that the government shouldn’t have the power to force you to do something that you do not want. Be it helping the homeless, or using your tax money to kill people, government can’t, and it mustn’t be able to force the people to engage in activities that they do not do so freely. For instance, if you don’t want to help the homeless then you don’t have to. If you feel like helping the homeless people, then you should do so out of your own free will, not because someone is forcing you to do it.