All non-profits exist to fulfill an agenda, whatever that agenda may be. Not everyone would be willing to automatically support all of these agendas with their tax dollars, especially if it would mean raising taxes in order for the government to do so.
There is a non-profit in my town that exists because local residents voted against paying higher property taxes to support the local school system. This forced cutbacks in the school budget, and something had to go....and it put instrumental music education in danger. So a bunch of parents got together and came up with a way to fund the purchasing of musical instruments without raising taxes and formed a non-profit in order to do so. What they do is run a flea market on the first weekend of the month and rent table space, with the proceeds going to buy musical instruments for the local schools. It was such a success that not only was instrumental education saved, it was improved and expanded...all without it costing residents a dime in the way of higher taxes.
There is another local non-profit that exists for the sole purpose of raising funds to buy cherry trees, enough to replace aging trees in the local park, with any left over to be planted in front of homes within our town. The goal is to restore the park to its former glory, plant a cherry tree in front of every home, and reclaim the honor of having more cherry trees in our town than anywhere else in the US. Would you want to pay higher taxes to support that agenda? Should the government even consider it? Something like this is best funded voluntarily by the people that want this, rather than forcing every resident to pay the full cost of it. It is partially funded by the government, since the park is owned by the county and someone has to cover the cost of planting and caring for these trees. The organization donates the trees, but the rest of the responsibility and costs falls on the hands of the government...and ultimately the tax payers.
In the US, churches are non-profits. Should the government raise taxes to support running these churches? Would you agree to pay higher taxes to support groups with certain beliefs that differ from your own, to help them spread their beliefs to more people?
Should we do away with Girl Scout cookies and let the government support that non-profit Judeo-Christian organization (and their full agenda), too?
What if this website officially became a non-profit? Mouser has considered it before. Would you want the government running it?