Don’t expect much to change here for the next several days. If I still have
eyes and fingers when I get back, I promise to get back to work.
I have this mostly unformed, recurring fantasy that the anti-war movement one
day decides to wholeheartedly adopt war tax resistance as a tactic. The new
message is that everyone in the movement is a tax resister — if you don’t
resist, you’re playing for the wrong team. People even wear patches or ribbons
or something to make visible their commitment. Maybe there’s even some sort of
ritual that takes place as people join this new order: the “Defunders of the
Feith” or some such.
So that everybody can take part, even the timid or those with more to lose by
stepping out-of-line, there’s a graded menu of options for people to choose
from. To be a one-star Defunder, you must choose a certain number of items
from list A; a two star Defunder adds to that a selection from list B; and so
on. The idea being that anyone can be a one-star war tax resister,
and there’s no excuse not to be if you’re at all sympathetic to the idea of
defunding the war machine.
I dunno… it just might work, but it seems a little too regimented for the
anti-war movement I know. But what’s a blog for if not to share half-baked
ideas. What would you add to this list?
Go car-free: Stop paying the federal excise-tax at the pump!
Get a letter-to-the-editor published, or a song performed, or a book written advocating war tax resistance
Stop smoking: The feds tax tobacco, too.
Follow the budgeting plan in Your Money Or Your Life, reduce your spending and get out of debt
Brew up and share some homebrewed beer, and avoid the excise tax on alcohol
Practice tax evasion — hide your assets from the tax collector.
Take your claims to court — demand a legal opinion about your taxpayer obligations under the Nuremberg Principles, for instance.
Convince a two-star Defunder to earn another star
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