Growing up, I wanted nothing more than to be a Naval officer. But then Jesus changed my heart. He’s been teaching me that instead of killing my enemies, I’m supposed to love them. In fact, I’m supposed to dedicate my life to serving them. Maybe even die for them. So after 7 years in the navy, I left as a conscientious objector. That’s also why I’m not paying my federal taxes this year.
You see, in the United States, roughly half of our tax dollars go to financing war. (You can find a detailed breakdown here.) This is ridiculous and unacceptable. I would gladly pay more taxes to finance roads, schools, or public health care. But I will no longer pay other people to kill America’s enemies on my behalf. Read the rest of this entry »