For Conscience Sake

Year Published:  1987  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX3238

Abstract:  The first edition of FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE was published in 1984. The second edition has been revised to include events of the past two years. It puts forard the argument for conscientious objection to taxation used for military purpose. It traces the history of conscientious objection to military service, and notes that in a nuclear war the right of conscientious objection would be meaningless, as the devastation would be sudden and complete. "A growing number of taxpayers see the preparations for such a holocaust as immoral and sinful, and object to their taxes being spent for mass murder and suicide'' FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE argues that "if it is wrong to kill, it is wrong to pay for killing," and its asks "What would you do if someone came to your door with a cup in hand asking for a contribution to help buy guns and kill a group of people they didn't like?"