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Old May 28, 2002, 07:48 PM   #1
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ADF Deems "FreedomFest" an "Extremist" Event

Anti-Defamation League Labels Conservative Event 'Extremist'
By Michael L. Betsch
CNSNews.com Editorial Assistant

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An upcoming Fourth of July "FreedomFest," intended to attract pro-gun, anti-tax conservatives and libertarians from all across America, has been deemed "extremist" by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

Organizers and supporters of 'FreedomFest' say the Anti-Defamation League's accusations are unfounded.

FreedomFest organizer Wayne Hicks describes the upcoming celebration as "a big 4th of July party," replete with fireworks, patriotic musical performances, a turkey shoot, gun show, craft fair, and even a petting zoo and horseback rides for the kids.

The Independence Day weekend event will take place in Dry Fork, Ark. from July 2 through July 6 and it will include the following presentations: "The Bill Of Rights ... and Why We're Losing them," "The Constitution and Constitutional Law," "A Complete Explanation of Section 861 of the IRS Code," and "Keeping and Bearing: What Part of 'Shall Not Be Infringed' don't they understand?"

However, ADL, which has a stated mission to "expose and combat the purveyors of hatred in our midst," lists FreedomFest on its "Schedule of Upcoming Extremist Events for 2002," lumping the event in the same category with the "Aryan Unity Rally," "White solidarity gathering," and "Klan Jam."

ADL's only explanation for labeling FreedomFest an extremist event is that it's "sponsored by Fourth Branch, an anti-government group, and Sierra Times."
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Old May 28, 2002, 08:02 PM   #2
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Or you can go to http://www.adl.org/learn/Events_2001/events_2001.asp and figure out which end of the horse is which...

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Old May 29, 2002, 07:38 AM   #3
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Old May 29, 2002, 04:46 PM   #4
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OOPS! Thanks, TM. I must be going blind in my old age!

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