Laughter is super powerful medicine. Love this guy!
Because he detested slavery and because tax revenues contributed to the support of it, Thoreau decided to become a tax rebel. There were no income taxes at that time and Thoreau did not own enough land to worry about property taxes; but there was the hated poll tax – a capital tax levied equally on all adults within a community. Thoreau was jailed in 1846 for refusing to pay taxes in protest against slavery and for publicly condemning the U.S. invasion and occupation of Mexico.
For those of you not familiar with The Keystone Pipeline, it is a project that would provide Canada with the ability to pump their oil through our land down to the Gulf where it will be sold everywhere else. There will be no benefit to us that I can see and plenty of threat to the environment and to the people who live in the communities the Pipeline would travel through. The Indigenous people of both Canada and the U.S. are fighting hard against the proposed pipeline because the lands the Pipeline will cross are Sacred Treaty Lands and to violate these lands will be seen as an act of war against their people. They are prepared to do anything it takes to stop it.
Thanks US UNCUT for this image.
Check out this trailer for the film. So awesome and inspiring!
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