Second International Conference on War Tax Resistance and Peace Tax Campaigns

Vierhouten, the Netherlands 1988

Tax Resistance and Political Changes

Goals: (as formulated by Carolyn)

  1. To take away power of US government to make war except for defense of borders.
  2. To deny my consent to military efforts of my government.
  3. Variety of reasons, civil disobedience, peace tax legislation, change of military policy.
  4. Not my $ for war: civil disobedience.
  5. Witness against inequitable distribution of resources; awaken public awareness.
  6. Deny consent; raise public consciousness of the connection between profit and armaments.
  7. One aspect of objection to the military, to work to undermine the military whether he succeeds or not. Increase democracy and power of citizens, witness.
  8. Passage of civil disobedience legislation. Distribution of peace building.
  9. To withdraw money for war, personal witness.
  10. Coordinate all various elements.
  11. Whole new behavior.

Summary of goals:

Necessary steps: