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Why Am I Picketing? by Ammon Hennacy - Catholic Worker odds & ends
August 19th, 2011
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Why Am I Picketing? by Ammon Hennacy
"Well, why aren't you? Do the A-Bomb and the H-Bomb make you sleep any better at night? Do you trust our politicians to protect us from destruction in an atomic war? Doest it make good sense to foot the bill by paying income tax? I am not paying my income tax this year, and I haven't done so for the last seven yeas. I don't expect to stop World War III by my refusal to pay, but I don't believe in paying for something I don't believe in--do you? Do you believe that anyone ever 'won' a war? Or that any good can come from returning evil for evil? I don't believe it! And I don't believe I need preachers or policemen to make me behave, either. I do believe in personal responsibility, and that's why I am picketing. Why aren't you?

Ammon Hennacy, March 14, 1950

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