All I can think of is. . .What a HERO!
Man Who Refuses to Pay Taxes Until Abortion Is Defunded Wins Huge Court Victory!
This took place in Oregon.
According to the Washington Pundit,
A Christian man who refuses to pay his taxes until the government stops funding abortion has won an historic lawsuit against the IRS.
Michael Bowman has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999. “I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told reporters. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”
According to LifeSite News,
The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account.
So he decided to take control and he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.
So then federal prosecutors tried to claim this constituted him willfully removing his income from the reach of taxing authorities.” (Honestly, well, yes, good for Him!).
They indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857, as well as four misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.
His attorney argued he didn’t do so deceptively as he was transparent Every Step of the way in cashing his paychecks at his own bank under his own name.
Last week, US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman on the felony charge, ruling that the feds failed to show he attempted to conceal income or deceive the government. Prosecutors remain free to re-introduce the charge in the future, and are currently weighing whether to do so.
His response in an interview with CBN news so so Very Apt!
“First, I would love to pay taxes so as to have a normal life, however, our government is using the tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood; which commits abortions – the death of the innocent,” Bowman said. “Apparently, a woman has the right to choose, but evidently, I do not.”
He also took aim at the common rejoinder that every American citizen has to pay taxes for things with which they might personally disagree, such as war. “You see, the Constitution grants certain abilities to the government, e.g. funding the military, but killing children is not a Constitutional backed, compelling interest of the government by any stretch of the imagination,” Bowman explained.
Planned Parenthood receives more than $500 million per year from the federal government, and performs more than 300,000 abortions. Federal law forbids taxpayer dollars from being directly spent on abortions, though pro-life groups argue that the money still enables abortion facilities to grow their reach and influence, and spend more revenue from other sources on abortions.
“All the government has to do is put a check box on the tax forms that says check here to support Planned Parenthood, and write in your donation amount,” Bowman proposed. “Then, just like any church or charity, Planned Parenthood will be funded by those that have no problem with it, and the 150 million people like me that are pro-life, can pay their taxes and live knowing we kept our conscience clean.”
He vowed that he will continue his resistance as long as the government continues funding the abortion industry.
“My effort [is] about standing up, standing firm for my Constitutional rights, and getting the government to honor title 42 Chapter 21.b The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so that I may live a peaceful life, and in the end face God, and hopefully have Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!” he said.
What if more people United Together and Took a Stand on this? The Protection of human life, our most innocent, until they are Protected?
What are your thoughts on this? Please let me know in the comments below. Godspeed Fine Patriots!
Article in Lifesitenews in April of 2018