Attachment re: Form 12153 – Request for a Collection Due Process Hearing
Date: January 8, 2002
Explanation of why I don’t agree with the “Notice of Levy/Seizure”
Each year I withhold part of my taxes (and send the money to a group that serves the poor) so that I am not paying for weapons of mass destruction. I believe that my right of conscience in this matter supercedes any tax claim of my government.
I believe that it would be morally wrong and destructive of our fragile planet (the entire ecosystem, including people) to use nuclear weapons, biological weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction. Therefore, it follows that if these weapons must not be used, then it is extremely dangerous and wrong to build and maintain them. For these reasons I cannot, according to my conscience, pay taxes for these weapons.
Building and maintaining weapons of mass destruction also threatens a constitutional goal, as stated in the Preamble to the United States Constitution, “We the people of the United States, in order…to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Either as the result of an accident or by intent, the United States is now capable of destroying the earth (and liberty) for ourselves and our posterity. This is wrong and I can not pay for it.
Veronica M. Fellerath