Robert Riversong 1979

| Letters


I’m writing this from a prison bus on my way to arraignment for demonstrating against the launching of the first Trident Nuclear Submarine, the world’s most powerful killing machine.

Since I was prepared to refuse my body as cannon fodder for the Vietnam War (my lottery number was not called for the last year of the draft), I can no longer pay for others to do what my own conscience will not allow.

So, from now on, I will refuse to pay federal income taxes, since more than 50% of the revenue goes toward funding past, present and future wars, none of which are waged to protect our own national territory.

– Robert Riversong, 1979