[Sayma-Discuss] [afmdiscussion] Tax Protest
jewen at bellsouth.net
Sun Sep 7 19:24:02 UTC 2014
When the Catholics and fundamentalists joined forces to refuse to pay for women’s reproductive health care in their insurance policies, on grounds of conscience and religious freedom, I called up Rep. Hank Johnson’s office and said that fair is fair. If they get to refuse to put their money into a health program as required by law, then I and other Quakers ought to be exempted from paying the portion of income tax that goes to war expenditures, on the grounds that OUR religious principles require us to refuse to participate in paying for wars past, present or future. However, I said, even if I got you to sponsor such a measure it would never pass. It wouldn’t take the public long to figure out that by being a pacifist you got a 40 percent or more discount on your income tax, and it would make your head swim how fast and how many the “conversions” would be! The revenue loss to the government would be staggering! So neither party would ever let it happen. J Julia Ewen
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Tax Protest September 7, 2014
An obituary in the NY Times recently headlined a 10-year-old girl’s refusal to say the Pledge of Allegiance in 1935 and its consequences. She was thrown out of school and shunned. Her refusal as a Jehovah’s Witness went to the Supreme Court twice finally upholding her First Amendment right of free speech. Which brings me to my right of free speech? Since the Supreme Court has ruled that corporations can contribute money for political means as a free speech right, shouldn’t I, as a Quaker, have the right to refuse to pay that portion of my income tax that goes for war based on religious grounds? Perry Treadwell, a war tax refuser for 40 years
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