Paul's Perambulations a personal blog

April 20, 2023

Tax Day, and we won’t pay for war

Filed under: Peace,Politics — admin @ 4:53 pm

We sent our check for a partial amount of what we owe the government along with a letter explaining why we do this as a matter of conscience, and then sent the remainder to good causes. We refuse to pay the full amount of income tax because so much goes to war-related expenses. Paying others to kill in my name feels to me like doing it myself. We refuse and redirect a relatively small amount because at this point the IRS computer is on to us and, after a series of threatening letters they take it out of my social security check. But Thoreau has it right when he says that’s no excuse to do nothing.

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  1. Yesterday we were back at the Quaker Statehouse (Independence Hall) in support of the U.N. Treaty to Ban Nuclear Weapons (currently in force) and then a march to Penn’s Landing to visit the ketch Golden Rule. Golden Rule has been rebuilt and its current voyage is in memory of its Pacific Ocean voyage into a forbidden nuclear test zone 75 years ago. Quite a trip for a 30′ boat. Crew was arrested and served time. We served papers to passers-by supporting the current U.N. Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.
    Last week we hosted two members of Friends Peace Teams who were attending their international conference held at Westtown School. Thank you, Kins and Roma, for your presence.

    Comment by admin — August 15, 2023 @ 3:57 pm

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