I’m sitting here looking at the amount of money I’ve paid to the federal government for having this job, and calculating the amount of money I still owe them, that amounts to about a total of 112 wage-earning hours of my life.
And of those total 112 hours of my life that goes to the federal government, how much goes to the military to support massive acts of violence which I do not believe in?
About 30% if we count only current military spending (according to this pie chart), which is about 33 of my own wage-earning hours on this earth.
I’m strongly considering using those 33 hours to:
- Write a war tax resistance letter to the IRS explaining my refusal to pay 30% of my federal taxes.
- Send that money to an overseas charity or a peace fund instead.
This is civil disobedience.
This is freedom of speech.
This is “freedom of conscience” or so says the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
And this is also illegal according to the US Government.
Wish me luck… I wonder if there’s wi-fi in prison…