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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: 4480
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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#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   Untrace   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?

JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   13:00:41 ET  Reply   Untrace   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   Untrace   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? ; )

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


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#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   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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