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Title: ADL: Ron Paul an "extremist"
Source: Anti-Defamation League
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Published: Oct 14, 2007
Author: Unknown ADL Droid
Post Date: 2007-10-14 09:20:24 by JiminyC
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Views: 5435
Comments: 29

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.

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

#13. To: JiminyC (#1)

ADL: Ron Paul an "extremist"

That ALONE makes RP worth our endorsement!

innieway  posted on  2007-10-14   10:18:12 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

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#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   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  

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