More tax resisters in the news:
- Janine and Ben Martin Horst ask readers of the Eugene, Oregon
just say no to funding war in Iraq.
For some of us in the peace movement, however, it is not only Congress that holds the power of the purse. We believe it each individual’s right to say “not in my name and not with my money!” Some of us are willing to sacrifice security and comfort by refusing to pay for the war through our federal income taxes. We are war tax resisters, and here are some of our stories.
- The New Jersey Star-Ledger profiles war tax resisters Bryan Nelson and Ed Hedemann.
Nelson, who works as a union organizer, considers what he is doing an act of civil disobedience. He knows his decision could lead to penalties including fines or jail.
“It’s a serious act to violate the law,” he said. “I respect the law and the tax system. I’m not trying to evade taxes. I’m just trying to minimize my complicity in what the government is doing. I want my money to go where it can help.”