Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Deep River Blues

Nothing today is more important than refusing to pay federal tax for war, no matter who is president. The best way to avoid paying taxes is to live simply, that is, below the taxable level.
Last year, a single person under the age of 65 must have earned more than $8,750 to be required to file a federal income tax return. Many in the world live on less. There are those who analyze, curse and protest the American empire, while continually feeding it their income as tax dollars. Addicted to the loot of the empire even as they condemn the blood. The loot always comes drenched in blood.
The spoils of taxation enable the United States to rob, and murder and make refugees of people at home and nations abroad. Demanding peace, while paying for war is like driving polluting vehicles while protesting high gas prices and environmental degradation.
To commit to drive less (or none), or to refuse to pay federal income tax toward war, is nonviolent revolution. Talk the talk and walk the walk. Personal responsibility and individual accountability are the solution, no matter what the question.

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