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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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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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#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.

JiminyC  posted on  2007-10-14   9:26:56 ET  Reply   Untrace   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. B83A-8C9ECEB455D5">Today's 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.

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

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