In the early 1800's Alexis De Tocqueville, a French historian and philosopher, traveled to America to learn her secret to success in becoming the most energetic, creative and free society the world had ever known. He stated: "... the American people... appear to be the most enlightened community in the world... every citizen is taught the doctrines and the evidences of his religion, the history of his country, and the leading features of its Constitution... it is extremely rare to find a man imperfectly acquainted with all these things, and a person wholly ignorant of them is a sort of phenomenon."
Today, it is extremely rare to find a man even vaguely familiar with the principles in our Constitution. An ill-informed electorate is THE root problem that our country currently faces which is reflected in the character of our elected officials.
How do we restore our Constitutional Republic?
There is actually only one way to get back to a Constitutionally-limited government and that is through rebuilding an informed electorate that will:
No easy way exists!
The John Birch Society is the longest-standing and most experienced grass-roots organization in the Constitutional freedom movement!
Robert Welch, the founder of The John Birch Society, pioneered the modern Constitutionalist movement and designed a program that can regenerate an informed electorate in any congressional district. When 500 patriots within a congressional district follow this program those sufficiently informed voters begin to influence their representative to vote constitutionally or those same sufficiently informed voters will choose a more constitutionally minded candidate for office. The challenge has always been in creating the necessary critical mass of informed voters in a majority of congressional districts. But when this is accomplished we will see a Congress that will:
America was founded on the twin beliefs that human beings get their rights from God and that the only legitimate purpose of government is to protect those rights. More than two centuries ago, our Founding Fathers mutually pledged to each other their lives, fortunes and sacred honor in order to bequeath to us our freedom and then they created a constitutional republic to help protect that gift. Yet many Americans seem unaware or unconcerned that we are rapidly losing what was gained at great cost over 200 years ago.
Daniel Webster made a plea to his generation when he said: "Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster, and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again."
We have truly been blessed with this gift of liberty from our Founding Fathers and we must remember that our right to be free comes with a responsibility to guard those freedoms and to pass them on to future generations. If enough American patriots are dedicated to rebuilding a sufficiently informed electorate then we will leave this country in better shape than we found it. And isn't that the point?
The John Birch Society has within its membership many courageous men and women, young and old, who will not submit to tyranny but instead, will work to defend our God-given rights. Please consider joining the John Birch Society and put part of your time, treasure, and talents towards the restoration of our constitutional republic. Belong to something bigger than yourself. Be part of the 500 patriotic Americans within your congressional district and help create that difference today.
To bring about less government, more responsibility, and - with God's help - a better world by providing leadership, education, and organized volunteer action in accordance with basic morality and the principles embodied in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
JBS Resolutions - Originally written by Robert Welch for the December 1970 Bulletin of The John Birch Society, these resolutions lay out the traditional moral principles of Western Civilization.
Reality vs. Myth - The John Birch Society has proven to be one of the most controversial organizations in American history. You have likely heard what the John Birch Society's detractors in the major media have had to say - but how much of your understanding of the organization is based on what the JBS itself has said and done over the past half century? In this booklet, JBS President John F. McManus, who has been with the JBS through most of its existence, encapsulates the history, demolishes the false accusations, and sets the record straight.
The Story Behind the Unwarranted Attack on The John Birch Society - JBS President John F. McManus wrote this explanation of the 1961 unwarranted smear on The John Birch Society. This article first appeared in the March 1992 issue of the JBS Bulletin.
Tangents - This explains the neutralizing movements most frequently used to undermine the work of patriotic Americans to preserve freedom and provides some tips for recognizing others. Numerous action ideas emerge almost daily - so many in fact that we cannot foresee all of them or offer an opinion about each. Fortunately, there are keys which can determine the worthiness of almost any plan.
1963 California Report - In 1963 the California Senate Factfinding Subcommittee on un-American Activities released a 62-page report which detailed the results of the only investigation of the John Birch Society ever conducted by an official body.
Target for Smear: The John Birch Society - This is the script of a 23-minute filmstrip produced in 1967.
20 Years of Truth - Special anniversary issue of The New American, celebrating 20 years of supplying the vital truth required in the epic crusade to preserve traditional morality, national independence, and the Constitution. September 19, 2005
Armed Forces Security Questionnaire - Defense Department Form 98, which shows that membership in the John Birch Society is NOT listed as one of the organizations prohibited by the Armed Forces for interests of National Security. Includes several supporting letters from various governmental agencies.
Defending Freedom - Special issue of The New American devoted exclusively to the John Birch Society's indispensable role in the fight to preserve American freedom and independence. October 20, 2003
JBS Membership Application - Be part of the 500 patriotic Americans working within your congressional district by joining The John Birch Society and put part of your time, treasure, and talents towards the restoration of our constitutional republic today.