A patriotic Christian man who refuses to pay income taxes, because he does not want the government using his tax dollars to fund abortions, has won his first day in court.

Like many Christians and other Americans – nearly 60% in fact – Oregon man, Michael Bowman, opposes taxpayers funding abortion. However, unlike most Americans, he is willing to defy the Internal Revenue Service to avoid doing so.

According to local newspaper The Oregonian, Bowman is a 53-year-old Christian and contract engineer in Columbia City, Oregon. He has refused to file a tax return or pay taxes since 1999. His reason? The federal government’s using his tax dollars to fund the abortion industry.

“I’m not a tax protester. I love my country,” he told the paper. “I have a duty to my country. I have a duty to my conscience.”

Indicted for Felony Tax Evasion

The IRS has sent him numerous warnings over unpaid taxes from 2002 to 2014, and in 2012 the Oregon Department of Revenue began garnishing money from Bowman’s bank account. In response, he started cashing out his paychecks and leaving only a minimum balance in his account.

This, federal prosecutors say, constituted “removing his income from the reach of taxing authorities.” They indicted him for felony tax evasion in the amount of $356,857, as well as four misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file tax returns.

Bowman’s attorney, Matthew Schindler, argued that his client was fully transparent every step of the way, from disclosing all of his paychecks to cashing them at his own bank, under his own name.

“Like a player collapsing as they lose Twister, the government has reached too far forward and stretched way too far back,” his motion to dismiss read.

In what many believe to be a surprising, yet encouraging victory for Bowman, US District Judge Michael Mosman sided with Bowman on the felony charge, ruling that the feds failed to show he attempted to conceal income or deceive the government. Prosecutors remain free to re-introduce the charge in the future and are currently weighing whether to do so.

Bowman elaborated on his stand in a recent interview with CBN News.

“First, I would love to pay taxes so as to have a normal life. However, our government is using the tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood; which commits abortions – the death of the innocent,” Bowman said. “Apparently, a woman has the right to choose, but evidently, I do not.”

He also took aim at the common rejoinder that every American citizen has to pay taxes for things with which they might personally disagree, such as war. “You see, the Constitution grants certain abilities to the government, e.g., funding the military, but killing children is not a Constitutional backed, compelling interest of the government by any stretch of the imagination,” Bowman explained.

Bowman vowed that he would continue his one-man tax revolt as long as the government continues to fund the abortion industry.

“My effort is about standing up, standing firm for my Constitutional rights, and getting the government to honor title 42 Chapter 21.b The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, so that I may live a peaceful life, and in the end face God, and hopefully have Him say, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!” he said.

35 thoughts on “Should Christians Pay Taxes for Government Murder ?”
  1. I agree a 100 % with the man,only wish I had the means to do the same thing. Abortion is a private decision by the female(does not meet the definition of Mother)and should be paid for by her since it is her personal choice.
    There are just too many ways to prevent pregnancy and other ways to deal with(Adoption)rather than MURDER.

  2. We have gone from a early 1st term to birth and after. How low can Humanity and America go? What’s next anytime before 18?

  3. I feel the same way.?
    If a woman wants an abortion, it’s up to her. BUT NOT ON MY TAX DOLLARS. WE THE PEOPLE SHOULD NOT PAY FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. I do not like a good percentage of my tax dollars paying illegals to come and stay in our country without working, paying taxes, or learning English as a second language.

  5. I agree our Government has gone crazy thank God for Our President Mr. Trump I’m afraid for my grandkids what kind of a world will they live in ??? Everyone should be asking that ???

  6. Under Michigan Law, any income in receipt of a Federal Reserve note is deductible to the extent included in adjusted gross income.

    Under MCLA 206.30 – Taxable income, person other than corporation, estate, or trust; personal exemptions (1) (d) – It states: “Deduct, to the extent included in adjusted gross income, income derived from obligations, or the sale or exchange of obligations, of the United States government that this state is prohibited by law from subjecting to a net income tax…”.

    Accordingly, Federal Reserve Notes [FRNs] are considered ‘obligations’ of the United States, as such you can never claim that you have made any income or understand how the charges can be applied to yourself.

    31 U.S.C. Sec. 3124. Exemption from taxation
    (a) Stocks and obligations of the United States Government are exempt from taxation by a State or political subdivision of a State. The exemption applies to each form of taxation that would require the obligation, the interest on the obligation, or both, to be considered in computing a tax.

    As such: I believe that I do not have ‘taxable income’ as defined in Title 26 and MCLA 206.30, and by definitions of the following terms found in “Black’s Law Dictionary” sixth edition:

    The term “income” means: “The return in money from one’s business, labor, or capital invested; gains, profits, salary, wages, etc. …. Income is not a gain accruing to capital or a growth in the value of the investment, but is a gain, a profit, something of exchangeable value, proceeding from the property, …”
    You and I, as men, are not the property of the United States.

    [BLD 6th.] The term “money” means: “In usual and ordinary acceptation it means coins and paper currency used as circulating medium of exchange, and does not embrace notes, bonds, evidences of debt, or other personal or real estate.”

    The term ‘Federal Reserve Notes’ means: ‘Form of currency issued by Federal Reserve Banks in the likeness of non-interest bearing promissory note payable to bearer on demand. The federal reserve note (e.g. one, five, ten, etc. dollar bill) is the most widely used paper currency. Such have replaced silver and gold certificates which were backed by silver and gold. Such reserve notes are direct obligations of the United States.’ [BLD]

    26USC Sec. 1271. Treatment of amounts received on retirement or sale or exchange of debt instruments. (b) Exceptions. This section shall not apply to –
    (1) Natural persons. Any obligation issued by a natural person.
    (2) Obligations issued before July 2, 1982, by certain issuers which –
    (A) is not a corporation, and (B)is not a government or political subdivision thereof.
    As stated, a ‘check written’ or ‘obligation issued’; written by the Man in the name of his “Natural Person” is ‘immune’ and exempted under Section 1271 from being income; for the Man or his ‘Person’ is not considered a CORPORATION or a GOVERNMENT or a GOVRNMENTAL POLITICIAL SUBDIVISION THEREOF.

    The alleged amount due is based upon the use of ‘obligations of the United States’ which are deducted from adjusted gross income; the obligation to pay on any claim from the Banks/Courts must go to the United States who have the ‘obligation’.

    26USC §1275. Other definitions and special rules
    (a) Definitions
    For purposes of this subpart—
    (1) Debt instrument
    (A) In general
    Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term “debt instrument” means a bond, debenture, note, or certificate or other evidence of indebtedness.

  7. I was banned off FB because my political views which are conservative. What happen to free speech?? When democratic liberals can say whatever and get away with it America better wake up ? We are running out if time the Republican s better get some back bone and speak out stand up while we still can .

  8. I agree i dont want ilegals comimg into th us and being on th system im not gonna pay my money. To give ilegal aliens to live off of my back welfare free health insurance houseing hell no im sick of this bull freakn democrats no no no .

  9. I agree 100% no ilegal immigrants living off of my back hell ? free insurance housing welfare healthcare no no no hell no

  10. Use your head, why should I pay to support malformed babies for their entire life ( of total uselessness ), when the problem can be eliminated before or shortly after birth ?

  11. Good for him. I applaud his right to stand firm on this. I too am against abortions by choice.

  12. This is an American Citizen option and I fully agree, I like many believe I have a duty to my country but not at the expense of costing lives of unborn or born American babies.

  13. Yes they have to pay taxes. They want to keep their right off for Church donations.

  14. Brother stick to the subject on hand rant your negative comments somewhere else. Just remember your family tree started somewhere outside this continent so your an immigrant as well and your family history proves it and their is no way to denying it.

  15. The first thing to realize is that you are required to pay taxes.
    The representatives you have elected thru the years have passed laws for everyone to follow. (You included). m I am assuming now that You are not a doctor involved in the medical case involving the abortion and therefore have nothing to say about it. The only thing You have a right is to vote for the representative that will vote the way You want to pay for the procedure or not, Not whether or not the procedure is required.
    So you should be going to jail for income tax evasion!

  16. I agree with me Bowman 100% Iam a Christian an I do feel very strongly that Abortion is outright murder !!’

  17. I totally agree with Mr. Bowman. Abortion is a personal problem which should be the responsibility of the persons who want the abortion — it is not the responsibility of the American people and definitely goes against Christian belief. We do not condone Murder in any form. Abortion is Murder and taxpayers should not pay for murder of innocent babies.

  18. If everyone did this I bet the government would stop spending our taxes on things that we don’t agree with and countries that hate us.

  19. I don’t like any of my tax dollars paying for illegals to come in, stay without paying taxes (though some do..Still doesn’t make you legal), if you have a VISA, overstaying it & still mooching off our hard earned tax dollars. Learn English, no public assistance, food or board, take an immigration test (in English). See if you qualify to be in this great United States.

  20. May God bless you Mr. Bowman, hopefully while you are still with us. Most assuredly in the here after. Prayers and well wishes.

  21. Mr. Bowman is a hero and will be greatly rewarded in the end. Unfortunately millions of us should be standing with him but we see the corruption in our government and so called justice department which scares us from doing what is morally the right thing to do. I hope Mr. Bowman prevails in his case and sends a message to these dishonest out of control politicians that this is the will of the majority of Americans. No where in our history was it ever considered that we should fear our government until now. We must stop sitting quietly by and let this and many other evil ideas prevail. We must stand up showing there is strength in numbers and use what was always meant to be we own the government not the reverse.

  22. Yeah but I’ll bet they came here legally and assimilated themselves as an AMERICAN. They didn’t come here and abandon their homeland cause there was a free lunch free everything. I think not, they came here for a better life and worked their butts off to accomplish that. They were glad to be an American and didn’t try and turn AMERICA into whatever god forsaken country they were trying to leave behind. THERES NO FREE LUNCH ITS ALL OFF THE BACK OF SOME POOR AMERICAN SAP THAT GOES TO WORK EVERYDAY SO THAT OUR GOVERNMENT CAN GIVE ALL THE ILLEGAL MIGRANTS FREE FREE FREE EVERYTHING FOR THEIR VOTES. GO BACK TO EHERE YOU CAME FROM IF ITS SO GREAT.

  23. Oh and by the way as a woman i resent that if they chose to have an abortion because they were not acting responsible then why is it our problem (the tax payers ) to pay for their abortion. I didn’t give birth to them and it’s not my responsibility to fix their problem. On the other hand incest/rape/mother’s health at risk are not in the equation.

  24. Don’t forget the over 65. Sick and non-productive. In some parts of the US, just being caucasian.

  25. Who’s going to house, educate, and feed all these illegals? We have American citizens starving and homeless. We can’t even take care of our own and some people are too stupid to realize that we can’t absorb all these illegals!

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