Today, 07:01 AM
Where was this guy for the last 8 years? :confused:
On April 5th, 2017, Civil Rights figure and Congressman John Lewis (D-GA-5) proposed H.R. 1947, or the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund Act of 2017. The purpose of this bill is “to affirm the religious freedom of taxpayers who are conscientiously opposed to participation in war, to provide that the income, estate, or gift tax payments of such tax payers be used for nonmilitary purposes, to create the Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund to receive such tax payments, to improve revenue collection, and for other purposes.”
This bill ultimately reaffirms the rights of conscientious objectors to war so that they not only are under no obligation to fight wars for the State, but they are also under no obligation to fund such wars. Although this bill is specifically designated as a bill to promote religious freedom, Conscientious Objector is defined as “a taxpayer who is opposed to participation in war in any form based upon the taxpayer’s sincerely held moral, ethical, or religious beliefs or training.”
If this bill passes, the tax dollars of Conscientious Objectors will not go to the Department of Defense, any member of the intelligence community, parts of the Department of Energy “that have a military purpose,” The Selective Service System, any NASA activities with military purpose, or the “training, supplying, or maintaining of military personnel, or the manufacture, construction, maintenance, or development of military weapons, installations, or strategies.”
In order to ensure this, the bill designates the Secretary of the Treasury to establish an account called the “Religious Freedom Peace Tax Fund.” Funds from this account cannot go to purposes designated above.