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Los Angeles, California July 30, 2002
ADL Admits To Error In Publication Against J.A.I.L!
A reference to JAIL appeared on one of the pages of our website several months ago, saying that JAIL was the sponsor of an event this past spring. This was an error; JAIL did not sponsor the event and the reference on our Web site is being corrected. The ADL has never suggested that Mr. Branson or JAIL was anti-Semitic.
[ABOVE] is an explanation given by Anti-Defamation League (ADL) spokesman Mark Pitcavage. The ADL admits that it was their error to publish on their website (www.adl.org) that J.A.I.L. was the sponsor of an event at which it spoke.
However, the ADL misses the point. The ADL has published that J.A.I.L. is "anti-government," that it is aiming to overthrow the federal judiciary, and that it seeks to abolish all federal laws. No proof of any of its allegations are offered.
Mark Pitcavage argues in defense of the ADL publication that they never did say that J.A.I.L. was a racist organization. What they did was to place J.A.I.L. on a list of organizations on their website that are solely Aryan Nations, KKK, and White Supremist. What are they trying to imply?
Further, whether J.A.I.L. sponsored the event at which it spoke, while admittedly false, is of little significance. What if J.A.I.L. did? Are we not allowed to sponsor such a speaking event? And was this event advancing the likes of the list they placed J.A.I.L. upon? Hardly! This is like placing one's face on a sheet of exclusive photos of Stalin, Hitler, Chairman Mao, and Karl Marx, and then arguing, we never said any thing wrong about you.
Cunning indeed, ADL! An Anti-Defamation League that commits defamation!
To date, it has been our world-wide network of JAILers that have written to the ADL. I think it is now time to let our J.A.I.L. subscribers in on this deception of the ADL, and then watch the ADL run for cover as they realize they have been exposed. They need to learn that exposure runs two ways, and that truth is a powerful sword!
What they are actually doing is advertising for our Judicial Accountability effort! Yes, we are here to stay, ADL, and will not be deterred! America, write Mark Pitcavage at firstname.lastname@example.org. I believe an apology is in order, ADL.
Author Chuck Klein had written protesting to the ADL:
I'M a Jew and for at least the past 4 years a J.A.I.L. member. Never have I observed or witnessed any anti-semitic verbiage, comments or innuendo coming from Mr. Branson or the J.A.I.L. organization. However, I have known the ADL to make mistakes and errors in judgment. Furthermore, I will with hold any future monetary donations to the ADL until they either prove to me J.A.I.L. is anti-Semitic or issue an apology.
From: carol knapp
Thursday, July 25, 2002 6:32 PM
BEING a member of JAIL4Judges, I was naturally dismayed when I read the outrageous mis-information printed on your website regarding JAIL.
First of all, JAIL has never advocated the elimination of federal laws or federal judges. It is not a racist, anti-Semitic organization as your website implies. Having received daily missives from JAIL for two or more years, I know that Ron Branson has never made anti-Semitic/racist remarks...that is clearly not his message.
What his message is, is that there is tremendous corruption in the judicial system, just as there is massive corruption in all levels and aspects of government. This I know to be true by first-hand experience, listening to hundreds of government-abused property owners and doing extensive research in preparation for my work-in-progress book. To ignore this fact is irresponsible. To slander those who are trying to make a much-needed difference is inexcusable.
To label the anti-globalization movement "racist" or "anti-Semitic" is also detrimental to the health and well-being of all Americans. The corrupt, Fascist/Socialist elements who have infiltrated our government are daily committing heinous crimes against American citizens.
I believe a sincere apology is in order for Ron Branson and the rest of his membership. We are not extremists. We are realists.
WE have been told to "be complimented" and "that J.A.I.L. has to be flying high on the radar screen in order to earn the registration on the ADL's website hit list. Not just any organization earns such honor." [...] We are informed that the information against J.A.I.L. has come from the National Office of the ADL, 823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (212) 885-7700.