by Daniel Riehl
If you are angry about U.S. and NATO aircraft bombing and destroying a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, I share your feelings. If you think President Barack Obama is guilty of war crimes, then include in that category many of our congressional representatives and Senators also. They vote for funding the Pentagon’s criminal “adventures” in multiple undeclared wars and aggression world-wide.
Also include in that list all the many U.S taxpayers (Christians included) who help pay for these atrocities without raising their voices against them. Why do we choose to remain silent in this age of universal deceit promoted by the mainstream media and paid for by corporate America? Why don’t we seek to influence these votes of our representatives in Congress?
In view of the fact that 45% of our federal income taxes are used by our government for war making and militarism (according to the War Resisters League, some estimates up to 54%) shouldn’t we taxpayers consider refusal to pay that portion of our income taxes that go to war?
Some ways in which we can exercise tax resistance is by purposely lowering our income, giving as much money as possible to charities, looking for ways to get tax credits such as buying an all electric car (you get a $7,500 tax credit). Also visit the National Campaign for A Peace Tax Fund as well as the 1040 for Peace website.