On War Tax Resistance

by Lawrence Rosenwald
  1. We both believe in doing tax resistance, but not on the same grounds. I have framed this essay from my own viewpoint, and am not claiming to speak for her.

  2. See Francis Anthony Boyle, Defending Civil Disobedience Under International Law.

  3. The United States has signed various treaties and charters incorporating the Nuremburg Principles, and thus made them part of “the supreme law of the land.”

    Principle VI.a (i) states that “the planning, preparation, or waging of a war of aggression or a war in violation of international treaties” is a crime against peace. The military build-up during the Cold War, especially the stockpiling of nuclear weapons, constitutes just such “planning and preparation.” Principle VII states that “complicity in the commission of a crime against peace… is a crime under international law. I believe that for me to pay taxes freely to the United States military budget is such a crime.