Subject: Iowa war protester
takes stand against IRS
To some during this election season, the war
in Iraq has taken a back seat to the troubled economy.
Not to Mike Palecek.
The longtime anti-war activist and self-published
author from Sheldon refused to file
an income tax return, and this month, the government
The Internal Revenue Service received his crossed-out
tax form this spring with his letter:
"President Bush has chosen to spend our tax dollars
on war and killing while cutting spending
on social programs. As a Christian, I cannot
go along with this. I must protest."
The IRS took a dim view of his prose and earlier
this month sent a return letter to Palecek
telling him he had 30 days to correct his submission
or face a $5,000 fine for "frivolous filing."
"I'm against paying money for killing," said Palecek,
who was featured in IowaLife in March
after a nationwide tour for his books critical
of government policies. "It's counter to what Christianity is all about."
Mike Palecek is a good friend and advertiser on Bartcop.com.
Mike, be careful with the IRS - remember, they got Al Capone when the
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