Monthly Archives: April 2003

Government Bans Books

The government wants to ban a book because it advocates not paying your taxes. The Justice Dept. claims the first ammendment doesn’t apply to inciting others to violate the law.

However, Henry David Thoreau in his writings certainly encourages civil disobedience…and he’s not banned. (And it can be argued Thoreau encourages people to evade their taxes as well, as he did to protest a war.) Even the notorious book: “Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors” wasn’t banned. So why this one?