Monday, May 24, 2004

IRS vs. Black America?

My philosophy on taxes is this, I have a real "render to Caesar what is Caeser's" attitude when it comes to taxes. I believe that when it comes to taxes, that's all they get from me. I'll pay my taxes and go on about my business being a citizen.

But some lawyer, William Wright is just not havin' that. He's suing the IRS by saying:

"I think African-Americans not only need tax refunds for all that period of time, but also a moratorium on taxes, too," Wright told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

Wright makes his argument based on a phrase in that 1913 law that applies to "citizens and aliens." To Wright's thinking, blacks are neither "by reason of the denial of basic rights of citizenship."

His further reasoning:

In his filing, Wright cites examples of local discrimination. He notes that black police officers were not hired in Columbus until 1952. A year later, the Georgia Legislature used tax dollars - including those collected from black taxpayers - to pay private schools in order to maintain segregation, Wright wrote.

In a day and age when too many citizens are docile and don't speak their mind, or have a "gotta get mine" attitude, or have my attitude, its good to see somebody stand up and fight for what they believe in.

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