The History of Quaker War Tax Resistance

Quaker historian Paul Buckley discusses the history of Quaker war tax resistance since the founding of the Religious Society of Friends.

Jon Watts

Jon Watts

Jon Watts launched and directed the QuakerSpeak project for its first 6 seasons. Keep up to date with Jon’s work at his website.

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  1. Love this! I have only recently (my early fifties) come to the realization that if i pay taxes, I’m helping our government KILL PEOPLE! I too have stopped paying taxes. I’m just thinking about how many other people out there never even have THOUGHT about that aspect of paying war tax. I didn’t till just a couple years ago…and I have a Master’s Degree and prided myself on thinking critically and not just believing what the government or any other organization said. I feel bad that i didn’t see it before, but so happy you are spreading the word!

    Mom and grandma were Friends. They took me to meetings as a girl. I was too young and troubled to understand what was going on in the sermons and testimonies and rebelled and quit going as a teen. Now I’m seeing the wisdom of Quakerism through new eyes (and getting emotional). Mom died last year. I hope she knows how I now appreciate her efforts to steer me in the right direction and how I’ve come back to embracing Quakerism and the memories of the special meetings under big white tents on the grass and all the homemade food and all the LOVE. : )

    Thanks for this!

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