The article has some accuracy howlers in it, but certainly fits under the
any publicity is good publicity umbrella.
I especially liked this detail:
“My great-great-grandfather was drafted for the Confederate Army,” said Frank
Massey… “In those days you could pay $300 to hire someone else to fight for
you. But he thought that if he opposed fighting, it would be just as bad to
hire someone else to fight in his place. So he resisted.” That mentality is
what caused Massey to begin resisting the war tax in
David Little, who has been resisting
taxes in Canada in conscientious objection to the funding of abortion,
sentenced to 66 days in jail
for refusing to pay the fines that came along with a failure to file
conviction a few years ago.
Little had appealed his case unsuccessfully up the judicial ladder, with the
Supreme Court turning down his last appeal in January.
“I don’t want to co-operate with an entity that takes my money and pays
gynecological assassins to kill my brothers and sisters,” Little said. “I’m
prepared to die in jail, if necessary. I can no longer cope with the hypocrisy
of praying for life… and paying for death.”
He may indeed face more jail time, as he is under court order to file his tax
returns and has insisted he will not do so.
Populace Sided with Cattleman Arrested for Refusing to Pay.
Malaga, Spain, . — An outbreak occurred in the town of Canillas De
Aceituno , in which two persons were
killed and five wounded. Among the latter is a Sergeant of the Civil Guard.
The trouble arose over the seizure of cattle by the authorities because the
owner failed to pay the Octroi dues.
The cattle owner protested to the Mayor, whose only reply was to order the
man’s arrest. The populace, which is violently hostile to the Octroi dues,
sided with the cattleman, and massed in front of the City Hall. An attack by
a force of civil guards to disperse the infuriated mob precipitated a sharp
fight, in which firearms were freely used.