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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: 4521
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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#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   Untrace   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.

Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   9:46:59 ET  Reply   Untrace   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   Untrace   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.

Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   10:08:00 ET  Reply   Untrace   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.

aristeides  posted on  2007-10-14   10:10:10 ET  Reply   Untrace   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.

Lod  posted on  2007-10-14   10:19:41 ET  Reply   Untrace   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?

aristeides  posted on  2007-10-14   10:29:09 ET  Reply   Untrace   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.

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


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