Item #58309 These Are Times That Try Men's Souls. Ammon A. Hennacy.
These Are Times That Try Men's Souls

These Are Times That Try Men's Souls

Self-published, [1953]. 4pp. Mimeographed. Sheet of paper [14 x 8 1/2"] folded once through the center. Printed on light blue paper. This item is not found in OCLC. Near fine. Item #58309

Here, Hennacy uses Thomas Paine's famous words.

Hennacy was a one man revolution who believed in the common man and inherently distrusted the institutional church and the government.

In this essay Hennacy quotes Thoreau,

"How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it... If a thousand men were not to pay their tax-bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the state to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceful revolution, if any such is possible." (The Duty of Civil Disobedience)

He goes on to state,

"I have been practicing this same kind of Civil Disobedience for the past ten years by refusing to pay income taxes for war. And as a penance, as well as to focus the attention of alert-minded people to our present danger, I am fasting and picketing from August 6th to the 13th, as it is the eighth anniversary since we threw the atom bomb on Hiroshima on the Sixth of August, 1945. We are still stock-piling A-Bombs, and I protest by continuing to pay any income taxes for further destruction."

A scarce work from the Catholic Anarchist.

Price: $95.00

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