Skip to comments.The John Birch Society Announces CPAC 2010 Cosponsorship
Posted on 12/15/2009 2:15:47 PM PST by Rodebrecht
The John Birch Society Announces CPAC 2010 Cosponsorship JBS to provide leadership, educational presence at nation's top conservative gathering
APPLETON, WIS.December 15, 2009The John Birch Society announces it is cosponsoring the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2010, to be held in Washington DC, Feb. 18-20.
JBS will have a double booth with half dedicated to offering educational and promotional materials and the other half housing a TV studio that will stream live video from the booth and broadcast onto JBS LibertyNewsNetwork.tv, a website that will feature archived JBS video and live video streams.
Last year, more than 8,000 attendees were drawn to CPAC. Posted on CPAC's website, The Washington Post called it,
the preeminent yearly gathering of conservative activists.
(Excerpt) Read more at jbs.org ...
What is the John Birch Society?
To bring about less government, more responsibility,
and with Gods help a better world by providing
leadership, education, and organized volunteer action
in accordance with moral and Constitutional principles.
Preserving Individual Rights & National Independence
“These United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be
Free and Independent States We hold these Truths to
be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that
they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit
of Happiness.” Declaration of Independence, 1776
The Declaration of Independence established the independence
of both the original 13 American colonies and the United
States of America that they together formed a decade later.
The Declaration proclaimed that our personal rights come from God, not from government.
The John Birch Society endorses the timeless principles
of the Declaration of Independence. The Society also labors
to warn against and expose the forces that seek to abolish
U.S. independence, build a world government, or otherwise
undermine our personal liberties and national independence.
RESTORING THE CONSTITUTION
“That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted
among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of
the Governed.” Declaration of Independence, 1776
The Constitution of the United States of America instituted
the government that secures our God-given rights.
The John Birch Society endorses the U.S. Constitution as the
foundation of our national government, and works toward
educating and activating Americans to abide by the original
intent of the Founding Fathers. We seek to awaken a sleeping
and apathetic people concerning the designs of those who
are working to destroy our constitutional Republic.
Sounds like those public TV classes Newt used to teach in 1994 that lead to the Republican Revolution and took the House from the Democrats.
The principles of the JBS that you posted here sound quite respectable & patriotic to me...but that’s just me, I guess. Call me strange if you will.
Thanks for posting the info on The John Birch Society. I will gladly wear the label of “right-wing extremist” and supporter of “birchers”!!
Have read their JBS crap since the 1960s
and have talked with dozens and dozens of them.
They are anti war.
They are anti-Semitic
and use the constitution as a fig leaf to cover
their mission which only benefits democrats.
No...and no one suggested it was funny or humorous.
Yes yes, but the middle road groupies and the liberal wing of the Republican party thinks they're too insensitive...ka-ka-po-po
No. That would be too deranged, antisemitic and racist.
And when did Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater and Bill Buckley become "middle road groupies and the liberal wing of the Republican party"?
The JBS is the MoveOn.org of the right. The biggest comparative advantage conservatives have over the left is that they are increasingly perceived as extremist and disconnected from reality, whereas conservatives are perceived as adult and sober because we conservatives have rejected and marginalized our extremists, while liberals have embraced and subjugated to theirs. Those who wish to readmit the JBS to the conservative movement would have us cast aside this advantage. Nope. Conservatives don't do crazy. Take it elsewhere.
Horrible move on CPAC’s part to associate itself with the nutty birchers.
Their founder, Robert Welch early on became a Unitarian.
They are probably the most far left wing religion if you can call them a religion.
They are more or less agnostic, and active in anti war and social justice causes.
The bircher boys are a bunch of racist, antisemites who see a conspiracy behind everything. They are a backwards people from a bygone era. No self respecting conservative would associate with them.
Ya see, you’re the political groupie I’m talking about....Thanks for modeling that.
Thanks for that tip Seymour. I'll pass it on to brother Framer Mac. We be lookin for um.
Noticeably in the last year the Birchers and Paulists have been filling the vacuum left by the purged people who did so much to build FR and made it better then just some proudly “fringe” website. I think it will get worse.
JBS = conspiracy paranoiacs.
The John Birch Spciety has an undeserved bad name, just like Senator Joseph McCarthy, and for the same reasons: KGB propaganda.
That’s American KGB, English-speaking Communists with no Russian accents.
The real, and only, problem with the John Birch Society is that they were successfully demonized by the left. So much so that even staunch conservatives have a definite knee jerk reaction to the name. In my experience, few people, left or right, know anything more about the JBS than that they have heard, somewhere, that they are bad.
JBS needs to re-brand and market themselves as what they are - not what the left wants to portray them as.
I disagree with JBS, but they are not antisemites. They expelled those people, who became the Liberty Lobby.
That’s great, and many of the principles espoused are admirable in the abstract.
Unfortunately, individual birchers have on every occasion I have ever interacted with them qua birchers acted in such a way that I am extremely uncomfortable in associating with this group.
Perhaps my experience is anomalous, and I only happened to interact with the 20 or so nutcases that JBS has permitted to enter its membership. Perhaps there are literally thousands of virtuous, upstanding, birchers who would not, for example, attempt to buttonhole my 8-month pregnant wife at a gun show to upbraid her for planning to vaccinate our child.
Perhaps there are thousands more who rationally believe that the designation of Mammoth Cave, KY as a UN heritage site really doesn’t mean that gajillions of bluecoats are waiting in black helicopters in a large cavern just itching to invade and take over the saltpeter supplies that may still lie in parts of the cave.
Unfortunately, I have not met those birchers. I have, instead, only personally met the ones I considered to be paranoid nutjobs with only a thin veneer of civility and sanity.
A lot of Freepers bash McCarthy too.
“A lot of Freepers bash McCarthy too.”
I should remember that.
Evidentally the report IS true, right?
You and I agree more often that not but my understanding is that Robert Welch and his wife had been Baptists late in life and converts to Catholicism at the end. I am not a Bircher, have never been a Bircher, shall never be a Bircher. I don’t think they have any business at CPAC. OTOH, I met Robert Welch at the Bircher HQ, then located at Blemont, MA, in 1972 and found him to be a very fine gentleman though probably wrong on some issues. The JBS is named for a Baptist Army Chaplain who was killed, apparently by Chicom troops in Korea and who was regarded by Mr. Welch as the first American slain in the Third World War. I tend to dhare your views on the JBS but question, with every due respect, your characterization of Robert Welch. If I am wrong, I welcome correction.
Somebody call the plumber, I think this JBS thread backed up the commode.
Even one of the Dean's of Norte Dame was on their board of directors.
“I was a John Birch member a long time ago, and found it to be clean.”
I think they’re a good influence.
You signed up 2 Jan 2010 to reply to a 15 Dec. 2009 thread.
>>In the early 1960s, Dave, who is Jewish, launched a determined personal effort to combat the work of The John Birch Society, having been assured by many that it was anti-Semitic<<
1960s -—— this is 2010
So nothing has gone on or written since the 1960s.
A pathetic response.
98% of the people on that list were born in the 1920s & 1930s.
They are so out of touch with the real world regardless of whatever degrees or money they have.
If a society or political party will not support the fight against the IslamOfascists who have declared war on and attacked America, they are part of the problem and give support to the enemy.
Just as the Ron Paul NeoLeftists who rant on with excuses and twist themselves into a knot trying to explain away the terrorist with - we are attacked because we are occupiers
and we are Imperial America so says Paul along with his anti Israel rants.
These 9/11 Truthers spread NeoLeftists propaganda along with other fringe groups.
if not anti-semetic and anti-Roman Catholic positions, positiosn that are so close that I can barely tell the difference. >>>
the president of the JBS is John McManus, a practicing roman catholic..
there are many blacks, jews and catholics in the jbs. Some people will believe anything they read on a blog.
Thanks so much for posting this information; much appreciated.
My dad, who was quite conservative, had reservations about JBS, thought it was too extreme, as I recall. I think I asked him to read the book, but don't remember what he specifically said about it. Hadn't thought of JBS for a long time.
I have found that the Birchers I know are very good people and I have never observed any “anti Semitism or “anti Catholicism” among them.
They were talking about the threat of a one world government before most of us had even heard of it.
they are racists and anti semitism
Hate to tell you Sweetheart, but you don’t know what you’re talking about. Please provide some credible source for this allegation.
It was all I could do to keep from thowing up from the BS. Conspiracy Kooks, and nutcases.
They were right about the U.N., but that was all they were right about and everyone knew about the UN (world govt)after the experience with it's predecessor.(same stuff)
The rest was garbage about Kissinger and the so call Bildeberger conspiracies and it was all crap.
In a related report, A+Bert and Ash both recalled five dollar donations to FR made during black-outs and have announced their cosponsorship of the famous Jim Thompson internet site, FreeRepublic.
Re: “None Dare Call It Treason” >>>>>>>The rest was garbage about Kissinger and the so call Bildeberger conspiracies and it was all crap.<<<<<<<
I read the book in the 60’s, and don’t recall Kissinger being in the limelight until the early 70’s. I don’t have any use for Bildeberger theories, personally.
I can tell you one thing......My short association with them caused me nothin but grief for my entire 3 years in the Army. The security clearance picked up on it, and I never was able to shake it off. It cost me.......
I can only say that I don't want them at CPAC.
Who? The Birchers or the Army? Or the OSI?
Personally, I'd be a whole lot more comfortable at a conference with Birchers, NRA members and others of similar persuasion than with those who populate the officer corps of 0bama's Army.
Much has changed since you and I wore the uniform.
The thread that won’t die.
As my grandpappy always said, you only find skunks and yellow stripes in the middle of the road.
JBS threads are always as fun as a sack of confused weasels.
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