We are concerned Americans. Since 1958 we have been men and women of good character, humane conscience, and religious ideals who have worked together to safeguard the Constitution. We believe in the foundation our forefathers built and are dedicated to restoring it. With strong leadership, we work at local, state, and federal levels to educate others on the proper role of government. We stand tall in protecting American independence for future generations.
The foundation of The John Birch Society is its members. They consist of citizens from many races, religious beliefs, and national origins. This vast membership works together across the country creating synergy resulting in positive change.
Why I am a Member of The John Birch Society
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 moral and constitutional principles.
Formed by Robert Welch in December 1958, The John Birch Society takes its name from World War II Army Captain John Birch, an unsung hero. The organization’s overall goal is to educate the American people about their country and its enemies, in order to protect our freedom and the nation’s independence.
Since 1958, the JBS has remained an education and action organization. With organized chapters in all 50 states, the JBS stands firm in its defense of freedom, morality, and the U.S. Constitution.
John Birch, our namesake, worked hard to serve God, family, and country. As a solo missionary in China, he brought God’s Word to remote villages.
During WWII, John risked his life to rescue American prisoners and pilots, volunteered for spy missions, and transmitted enemy locations to Allied Forces. As a guiding strength to others, he never lost faith. Tragically, he was murdered by Chinese Communists 10 days after the war ended. John was only 27.
Robert Welch, a child prodigy, graduated high school at the age of 12 and college at 16. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and Harvard Law School. Highly educated, Welch became a successful candy manufacturer, retiring in 1956. Robert Welch recognized that the U.S. Constitution and our God-given rights were under attack. As a result, in 1958, he created The John Birch Society, uniting citizens to effectively battle those who threaten our freedoms.
Today, The John Birch Society is known as the defender of freedom, as inspired by the selfless John Birch and established by the determined Robert Welch.
Members are empowered to focus on educating and enhancing the knowledge of the electorate. Only an informed electorate can solve our nation's problems. As members get informed and work together, things begin to change. The resulting synergy creates positive changes within city councils, planning commissions, county government, state legislatures, and ultimately Congress. To help members get involved and take action, the JBS provides the support that is needed.