I paid our taxes yesterday and, as usual, wondered where the money goes and what it does.

I understand that if there were a war, one could be a conscientious objector and refuse [at least combat] service. Why can’t we have conscientious objectors to an military–industrial complex and refuse to have tax dollars go to wars we don’t support?

I don’t mind rendering unto Caesar that which is his. But I sometime wish I could ask him to build roads or fund schools with it.