Index to Letters by Name

Daniel Sicken

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Letter to the Editor of The Reformer: April 3, 2016 War is dangerously stupid. In this era of climate change, it is an overwhelming threat to the survival of humanity. War is incompatible with any long-term solutions to the effects of climate change. Humanity either wins by people and nations helping one another globally or… Continue reading


Amanda Seta

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March 8, 2016 Dear People at the IRS, Thank you for your certified letter dated March 7, 2016. In that letter you state that I owe $5,855.30 for the tax year ending December 31, 2014. I am writing to inform you that I will not be sending any money to the IRS. I cannot in… Continue reading


Thomas Haws

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19 Oct 2015 Dear IRS Employee, As a conscientious objector to war, I will not pay my 2014 1040X income tax. I believe war killing is wrong and therefore I cannot pay for it. There are other ways for nations to resolve their conflicts with one another besides through war killing. The U.S. government spends… Continue reading


Matthew Hoh

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I Will No Longer Pay Taxes for War! “If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of… Continue reading


Stephen Leeds

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April 15, 2015 To: Senator Barbara Boxer Senator Diane Feinstein Rep. Nancy Pelosi Internal Revenue Service Center, San Francisco (with Form 1040) Commissioners of the Internal Revenue Service President Barack Obama Clerk, San Francisco Friends Meeting, Religious Society of Friends People’s Life Fund This letter concerns my IRS Form 1040 for calendar year 2014. I’m sending a… Continue reading


Susan Lannen

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April 15, 2015 Dear Friends at the IRS, I will not be paying the amount that my tax returns state that I “owe” for 2014, because over 50% of the money collected would go toward military spending. As a conscientious objector to all war I just cannot do it. I know it doesn’t make sense… Continue reading


Sam Koplinka-Loehr

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Since I was born in 1991, the U.S. Government has been in a non-stop state of war, and has spent trillions of dollars on killing people overseas. As a young person growing up in the United States, I saw our schools faltering. I saw income inequality growing. I saw communities struggling. And yet, the government… Continue reading


Elizabeth Boardman

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To my federal legislators and my local paper Re War tax resistance Dear Friends, Today I have filed my IRS 1040. I have not included a check for the amount I still owe for 2014, about half of my total income tax bill. I am a member of the long-established Religious Society of Friends (Quakers),… Continue reading


Jason Mizula

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The following is the letter I mailed to the IRS a few days before tax day about my reasons for not paying federal income tax. This is the first year since leaving the military that I have had taxable income, otherwise I would have done this sooner. Working under-the-table is a much simpler form of protest, and… Continue reading


Kevin Martonick (2015)

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Dear IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, On this tax day I am thinking a lot about how about half of our taxes goes toward military spending. Actually, it is something on my mind quite often throughout the year. In the same way a conscientious objector refuses to fight in a war and our country provides a… Continue reading


David and Jan Hartsough (2015)

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Dear Friends at the IRS, We cannot in conscience pay for the killing of other human beings or pay for war and preparations for war. Human life is too precious to drop bombs on people because we do not like their governments. Developing a new generation of nuclear weapons which could put an end to… Continue reading


Don Schrader

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Written as a letter to the editor of the Daily Lobo Dear Editor, When would it be right for an enemy nation to murder your family? If never, how can it be right for the United States to murder the families of people in our enemy nations? Would I, as an openly gay man, fight to… Continue reading