ProLifeStrike.org’s hosting contract comes due in mid-January 2012. As administrator, I must soon decide whether to renew the subscription or let the website quietly die.
One factor in this decision might be the passage of a bill clearly granting legal personhood to our pre-born brothers and sisters. Some are saying that if such a measure were to pass it would mean a de facto nullification of Roe v. Wade, the defunding of Planned Parenthood, etc. In such a case, there would be no more tax funding of abortion, and therefore no more need for a tax strike.
But I’m not holding my breath. ‘Pro-life’ politicians have historically been all too willing to concede or compromise at the prospect of a bitter political fight. Tragically, the pro-abortion political forces have been more loyal to their wicked principles than the pro-life folks to their righteous ones. It seems highly improbable that a political remedy to the holocaust is imminent, so the remainder of this article is written for the more likely scenario in which taxes continue to fund the slaughter of innocents beyond January 2012.
I am very grateful to those few who have signed up to express their willingness to resist the tyranny of tax-funded abortion. But, to be frank, there have been way too few of you.
After almost three years, I don’t know why this idea has failed to take hold. Whether it is due to my lack of credentials or failure to adequately present the case, or because people are afraid of anything that might disrupt the flow of mammon, or because it is simply a wrongheaded idea. I truly do not know the answer. If the American patriots (a minority at the time) could rebel against the tea tax, why not we against the abortion tax? Human life is certainly more important than tea, and ‘Render to God’ is at least as important as ‘Render to Caesar’. I suppose my decision to flee to Central America last year was a sort of first step in seeing the writing on the wall, and seeking a different personal approach.
My suspicion and my best hope is that I have not had the kind of credentials to carry the idea forward. The number of signatories to the Manhattan Declaration would seem to indicate that the numbers are there. But pro-life leadership has to date been unwilling to do anything so risky (or ‘liberal’?) as tax resistance. If the leadership were there, quite likely the numbers would follow, perhaps quite rapidly. It needn’t be a majority of the population nor even a majority of self-proclaimed Pro-Lifers; a significant minority would do.
This blog post is therefore an appeal for feedback from anyone who cares to respond. Your opinions are wanted, on two questions:
First, can anyone supply me with a reasoned syllogism, based upon sound moral theology, telling me how it is wrong to actively resist the abortion tax? (As noted above, this must not be an argument that the limp-wristed Republicans are on the verge of straightening it all out and that we must be patient. On this point I am an unashamed doubting Thomas – I’ll believe it when it happens; until then I do not believe patience is in this case a virtue.) The syllogism I seek is the moral justification for returning to the U.S. and becoming once again a docile U.S. taxpayer, willing to help fund the large scale holocaust. Tell me how that would be an example of obedience to the Lord of Life, and not a sort of selling out.
Secondly, is anyone willing to take over the management of ProLifeStrike.org, or at least give me some good reasons why it must remain online? If someone with better credentials wants to take over, I would be happy to assist in the transfer of files, revamping the pages, etc. After nearly 3 years, the Google rankings are already there for this domain name. Perhaps under your leadership, things could begin to happen in greater measure.
I look forward to hearing from some of you, and will endeavor to communicate back via this blog. At the least, I will try to have a decision in hand by Christmas time as to whether or not ProLifeStrike.org will remain online.
pax et bonum,