Some bits-and-pieces from around the web:
- Susan Balzer writes about Mennonite war tax resisters for the Mennonite Weekly Review. Some of the resisters mentioned: Tim Godshall, Willard and Mary Swartley, Ray Gingerich, Harold A. Penner, John and Janet Stoner, Albert and Mary Ellen Meyer, Don Kaufman, Titus and Linda Gehman Peachey, and Stan Bohn.
- Charles Merrill, who has been resisting taxes in protest against
the government’s refusal to give equal legal recognition
to same-sex marriages,
is urging others to join him in a national “Tax Tea Party Revolt”:
A Tax Tea Party Revolt will be the only recourse available in the wake of efforts to not provide equal treatment to all citizens under law … This means gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people will not be filing taxes April 15th.
- War tax resister NTodd Pritsky at Pax Americana takes note of the prosecution of a tax evader and wonders if this is going to be his eventual fate as well. Pritsky is resisting both federal and state taxes (as a war tax resister, he is protesting state complicity in the military industrial complex and in the wars via the state national guard). Fighting this battle on two fronts takes a lot of energy, and he’s not sure it’s worth it.