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Title: ADL: Ron Paul an "extremist"
Source: Anti-Defamation League
URL Source: http://www.adl.org/learn/Ext_US/TPM.asp
Published: Oct 14, 2007
Author: Unknown ADL Droid
Post Date: 2007-10-14 09:20:24 by JiminyC
Keywords: None
Views: 4476
Comments: 29

http://www.adl.org/learn/Ext_US/TPM.asp

Extremism in America Tax Protest Movement

"Early opposition in the postwar era was relatively mild and consisted in large part of various campaigns to repeal the 16th Amendment. Of these, the most important were attempts to pass the so-called "Liberty Amendment." First introduced in Congress in 1952, it essentially tried to strengthen states' rights. However, in 1957 Congressman Elmer Hoffman of Illinois introduced a revised version of the Liberty Amendment that included a section mandating the abolition of income, estate and gift taxes. In this form, the amendment garnered considerable support among extreme right-wing conservatives as well as the budding libertarian movement.

In the late 1950s, Willis Stone became national chairman of the Liberty Amendment Committee and tried to raise support for the proposed amendment through a book, Action for Americans. Stone and the Committee were able to persuade several state legislatures (eventually nine) to request that Congress send the amendment to the states for ratification, but this fell far short of the requirements for a constitutional amendment. Since then, far-right conservatives have repeatedly tried to reintroduce the Liberty Amendment in Congress -- most recently by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas in 1998 -- but without any success. Given the costs of the Cold War and the simultaneous expansion of government services in the 1950s and 1960s, it is not surprising that Stone and the Liberty Amendment Committee had little chance of success. "

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#1. To: Zoroaster, nobody, Ridinshotgun, Jethro Tull, christine, who knows what evil, Tauzero, robin, HOUNDDAWG, Cynicom, Zipporah (#0)

The Liberty Amendment

The "extremist" Liberty Amendment mentioned by the ADL in their above hitpiece:

Section 1. The Government of the United States shall not engage in any business, professional, commercial, financial or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.

Section 2. The constitution or laws of any State, or the laws of the United States shall not be subject to the terms of any foreign or domestic agreement which would abrogate this amendment.

Section 3. The activities of the United States Government which violate the intent and purpose of this amendment shall, within a period of three years from the date of the ratification of this amendment, be liquidated and the properties and facilities affected shall be sold.

Section 4. Three years after the ratification of this amendment the sixteenth article of amendments to the Constitution of the United States shall stand repealed and thereafter Congress shall not levy taxes on personal incomes, estates, and/or gifts.

www.libertyamendment.org


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JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   9:23:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: JiminyC (#0)

Extremism in America Tax Protest Movement

Wanting to keep your earned money is indeed anti-statism.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   9:26:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Eoghan (#0) (Edited)

From the ADL site that this excerpt was taken:

"Ideology: Anti-government, some white supremacist elements"

As Ron gains more momentum, we know that this smear will be utilized more often.


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JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   9:26:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Cynicom (#2)

I wonder how much tax the ADL and its foundation have paid lately? Not much, I'd bet.


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JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   9:31:58 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: JiminyC (#4)

As Ron gains more momentum, we know that this smear will be utilized more often.

We need look no further than right here at 4um.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   9:42:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: Cynicom, JiminyC, all (#2)

Extremism in America Tax Protest Movement

Wanting to keep your earned money is indeed anti-statism.

Reminds me of how our country got going.

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Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   9:46:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Cynicom (#2)

Wanting to keep your earned money is indeed anti-statism.

The ADL might see it as 'anti-semitism'.


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JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   9:48:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: lodwick (#6)

Off topic..

lod...

Recall yesterday signing the Ron Paul support list????

It is very telling that so many people were "afraid" to sign their names??? A lot of people that never heard of John Hancock.

Taking a stand for the country is not worth their personal fears or risks.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   9:51:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: JiminyC (#1)

Maybe this is what Ron Paul believed in 1998, but, as his interview on the PBS News Hour on Friday indicates, he now believes in a considerably longer transition period than three years. He seemed to suggest a transition period lasting about a generation.

He also indicated that there's a lot in his program that he does not expect to get through Congress.

To reason, indeed, he was not in the habit of attending. His mode of arguing, if it is to be so called, was one not uncommon among dull and stubborn persons, who are accustomed to be surrounded by their inferiors. He asserted a proposition; and, as often as wiser people ventured respectfully to show that it was erroneous, he asserted it again, in exactly the same words, and conceived that, by doing so, he at once disposed of all objections. - Macaulay, "History of England," Vol. 1, Chapter 6, on James II.

aristeides  posted on  2007-10-14   9:53:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Cynicom (#8)

It is very telling that so many people were "afraid" to sign their names??? A lot of people that never heard of John Hancock.

Taking a stand for the country is not worth their personal fears or risks.

Yes, I was only # 589...of course, I don't know how widely circulated is that particular website. It could be like www.theultimateconspiracy.com site that Zipporah posted yesterday - I had no idea that it existed, or that the fella is here in the Austin area.

Today's Naomi Wolfe article, "Tears in America" points out what we've come to in our country.

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Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   10:08:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#11. To: lodwick (#10)

Anybody who donates money to Ron Paul's campaign is on public record as having done so, with his name, address, and occupation publicly displayed.

There is no shortage of such people.

To reason, indeed, he was not in the habit of attending. His mode of arguing, if it is to be so called, was one not uncommon among dull and stubborn persons, who are accustomed to be surrounded by their inferiors. He asserted a proposition; and, as often as wiser people ventured respectfully to show that it was erroneous, he asserted it again, in exactly the same words, and conceived that, by doing so, he at once disposed of all objections. - Macaulay, "History of England," Vol. 1, Chapter 6, on James II.

aristeides  posted on  2007-10-14   10:10:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#12. To: lodwick (#10)

I suspect we have several here that did not and would not sign it.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   10:11:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: JiminyC (#1)

ADL: Ron Paul an "extremist"

That ALONE makes RP worth our endorsement!

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
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innieway  posted on  2007-10-14   10:18:12 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#14. To: aristeides, Cynicom (#11)

Yes to both.

Our names are out there on the FEC's site - why we wouldn't sign a petition, is beyond me.

Now to go unstop a toilet...joy.

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Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   10:19:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#15. To: innieway (#13)

That ALONE makes RP worth our endorsement!

""Americans" are endorsing Ron Paul. Anti Americans that live here are still playing their same sad tunes.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   10:23:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#16. To: lodwick (#14)

Well, since I'm on the FEC's list, I see no point in signing a petition besides. The alleged purpose of the petition is just to prove that actual people support Ron Paul, isn't it?

Couldn't there be plenty of other people like me?

To reason, indeed, he was not in the habit of attending. His mode of arguing, if it is to be so called, was one not uncommon among dull and stubborn persons, who are accustomed to be surrounded by their inferiors. He asserted a proposition; and, as often as wiser people ventured respectfully to show that it was erroneous, he asserted it again, in exactly the same words, and conceived that, by doing so, he at once disposed of all objections. - Macaulay, "History of England," Vol. 1, Chapter 6, on James II.

aristeides  posted on  2007-10-14   10:29:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#17. To: Cynicom (#15)

Anti Americans that live here are still playing their same sad tunes.

Which involves waddling off to the mall to buy a bunch of crap they don't need with their credit cards, then going home and microwaving a bag of popcorn to eat while they watch the latest game show or "reality" show on the boob tube. (And perhaps taking in the latest "news" from MSM and "news commentary" from Bill O)

99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
Steven Wright

innieway  posted on  2007-10-14   10:32:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#18. To: JiminyC (#0)

how is advocating states rights considered 'extremism'? If this is all they have BFD.

Zipporah  posted on  2007-10-14   10:33:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: aristeides. RP friends (#16)

Couldn't there be plenty of other people like me?

Most likely.

Checking the official site, another 825.600+K has been raised in this quarter - people continue to donate as their circumstances allow them. And there are people across the country working daily in all sorts of unreported ways to get out the message.

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Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   10:44:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: JiminyC (#0)

It's amazing how much the ADL hates Ron Paul, when he has never said a single negative word about Jews or about Israel. He wants to cut aid to Israel, as he wants to cut all foreign aid on Constitutional grounds.

I guess that opposing 3 billion plus in foreign aid to Israel is enough to warrant the hatred of the ADL, which proves once again that an anti-Semite (I think that for the ADL "extremist" is what they use when "anti-Semite" sounds a little too silly) is somebody who Jews hate rather trhan somebody who hates Jews.

Rupert_Pupkin  posted on  2007-10-14   12:11:40 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: Zipporah (#18)

According to the ADL:

"Newt Gingrich is not extremist, nor is Rush Limbaugh."

But they define Ron Paul as one. So can we deduce that an 'extremist', in the ADL's eyes, is anyone that might have some issues with the way that Israel is backed without question by American foreign policy?


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JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   13:00:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: JiminyC (#21)

But they define Ron Paul as one. So can we deduce that an 'extremist', in the ADL's eyes, is anyone that might have some issues with the way that Israel is backed without question by American foreign policy?

Ron Paul has always voted against giving money to Israel, that in itself is proof of anti-semitism, bigotry, racism and extremism.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   13:08:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: Cynicom (#22)

Ron Paul has always voted against giving money to Israel, that in itself is proof of anti-semitism, bigotry, racism and extremism.

I assume that you mean that the anti-semitism, bigotry, racism and extremism is on Israel's part? ; )


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JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   18:52:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: JiminyC (#23)

Lets put it this way, when hanging law for anti-semitism is passed in this country, Ron Paul will be among the first to go.

Cynicom  posted on  2007-10-14   19:01:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: JiminyC (#1) (Edited)

And, so it begins.

An enemy of the income tax is an enemy of Israel.

And, many tax lawyers, accountants, tax preparers are financial supporters of Israel, too.

And, why not? They are well compensated for "work" that requires no heavy lifting.

BTW, have you ever seen an ordinary garden variety African American schmoe on trial for tax "crimes"? Mee neether.

It's not unusual to double whammy criminal defendants with tax penalties after the criminal prosecution assigns a dollar value to the enterprise. But, I noticed that the LAPD guys from Hollywood Division who ran a high schekel burglary ring were not hit for taxes, nor do I ever read about black drug dealers being hit.

I understand why the IRS doesn't want to piss off cops because they dupe the fuzz into assisting and protecting IRS agents during unlawful seizures of property.

I also believe that African Americans are for the most part exempt from the "great equalizer" the income tax, although they may file to receive the $600 negative income tax each year.

HOUNDDAWG  posted on  2007-10-14   19:12:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: Rupert_Pupkin (#20)

It's amazing how much the ADL hates Ron Paul, when he has never said a single negative word about Jews or about Israel. He wants to cut aid to Israel, as he wants to cut all foreign aid on Constitutional grounds.

I guess that opposing 3 billion plus in foreign aid to Israel is enough to warrant the hatred of the ADL, which proves once again that an anti-Semite (I think that for the ADL "extremist" is what they use when "anti-Semite" sounds a little too silly) is somebody who Jews hate rather trhan somebody who hates Jews.

Well said.

An accurate and succinct picture.

Ron Paul could single handedly cost the illuminati a hundred years of inertia-through-intrigue, and this they will not allow.

HOUNDDAWG  posted on  2007-10-14   19:24:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#27. To: JiminyC (#3)

Horowitz fosters his own ADL campaign...

October 15, 2007

David Horowitz Slanders Ron Paul, Iraq Vets

Posted by Eric A. Garris at October 15, 2007 11:23 AM

You would think that David Horowitz could find enough to attack without making stuff up.

www.frontpagemag.com/Arti...?GUID=7169C0C2-D529-4B93- B83A-8C9ECEB455D5">Today's http://FrontPageMag.com has a "story" about "American Fascism Awareness Day" to counter Horowitz's own "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week." The supposed flyer for the event asks "Who Hates Americans? We Do. Your typical American is: A racist. A sexist. A homophobe. An Islamo-phobe. Is willing to invade other countries for oil and pleasure. Is easily manipulated by Rush Limbaugh and Jews. Is the cause of global warming." The "event" is supposedly co-sponsored by a number of organizations, including Iraq Veterans Against the War and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and speakers include Ron Paul and others.

Here's the punch line: The Event is scheduled for NOVEMBER 31, 2007. Of course, there is no Nov. 31 on the calendar. And none of the organizations listed mentions the "event" on their websites, and a Google search for "American Fascism Awareness Day" produces only mentions of the FrontPageMag article.

www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/016117.html

"Yes, but is this good for Jews?"

Eoghan  posted on  2007-10-15   13:43:15 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#28. To: JiminyC (#0)

this is a little hard to believe:

Views: 2706 only posted yesterday, this has to be a record.

"You can not save the Constitution by destroying it."

Itisa1mosttoolate  posted on  2007-10-15   15:14:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: All (#0)

BTTT

My hands are always dirty, but my conscience is always clean.

Esso  posted on  2007-12-06   7:52:23 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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