April 19, 2012
Cindy Sheehan said she will appear in federal court today to defend her decision not to pay taxes.
“I refuse to fund the empire’s crimes and wars,” Sheehan said in a press release. “I feel a certain amount of guilt that my taxes were used to murder my own son.”
Sheehan, 54, gained fame as an anti-war activist after her son Casey was killed in the Iraq war.
Her website says that she has been asked to appear in court by the U.S. Attorney on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service.