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LibertyNewsNetwork.tv Offers Educational, News Videos from The John Birch Society
Soft launch allows users to test drive site, features before going live

APPLETON, WIS.—February 19, 2010—LibertyNewsNetwork.tv soft launched today.  The site is an educational project from The John Birch Society and hosts educational and news videos that JBS has produced over the years on various topics.  LibertyNewsNetwork.tv will also stream live and taped news shows to help keep limited government advocates educated on the issues and the largest challenges facing them.

Over the coming months, content will continuously be added, including footage from relevant conferences and educational seminars, such as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2010.  JBS has quite an extensive video archive and those videos that still hold value in dealing with today's issues will be included.  More details including a planned schedule will be forthcoming in the coming weeks.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, regional and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, plus a sense of duty, members have played a continuous and pivotal role in halting legislation and federal policies that threaten the independence of our country and the freedom of American citizens. Visit JBS.org for more information.

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Irving Baxter, Jr. to Interview John Birch Society President John McManus
Discussion will center around sinking dollar, Federal Reserve

APPLETON, WIS.—January 8, 2010—JBS President John McManus will once again be interviewed on "Politics & Religion" by Irving Baxter, Jr., of Endtime Ministries, Tuesday, January 26, 3:00-4:00 PM Central. They will discuss the sinking dollar and the Federal Reserve during the live radio broadcast.

McManus was a previous guest on the program in January of 2009. Anyone can listen online or on specific radio stations in approximately 14 states:

http://www.endtime.com/politics-and-religion-radio

The site also archives the show.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, regional and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, plus a sense of duty, members have played a continuous and pivotal role in halting legislation and federal policies that threaten the independence of our country and the freedom of American citizens. Visit www.JBS.org for more information.

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The John Birch Society Announces CPAC 2010 Cosponsorship
JBS to provide leadership, educational presence at nation's top conservative gathering

APPLETON, WIS.—December 15, 2009—The 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.”

As many JBS members realize, true conservative leaders are hard to find nowadays, especially in a movement dominated by neoconservatives and RINOs (Republican In Name Only). Goals for attending include offering visitors a chance to learn more about JBS and its time-tested, successful grassroots action campaigns, how they can help return the U.S. to its constitutional roots, and to educate folks about faux conservatives. After all, JBS was there from the beginning and is still providing leadership, direction and tools today.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, regional and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, plus a sense of duty, members have played a continuous and pivotal role in halting legislation and federal policies that threaten the independence of our country and the freedom of American citizens. Visit www.JBS.org for more information.

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John Birch Society President to Hold Class at 2010 March on DC
John McManus will teach Dollars & $ense, Solutions to the Economic Meltdown

APPLETON, WIS.—September 3, 2010—John McManus, President of The John Birch Society, will be teaching a class on sound money during the first day of the 2010 March on DC that runs September 9-12. “Dollars & $ense, Solutions for the Economic Meltdown” will be presented on Thursday, September 9, 11:00-11:50 AM., at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.

The John Birch Society has been educating people on the merits of sound money since its inception. Sound money takes away the power to inflate and manage money, something that can be handled by the free market. Money management by the Federal Reserve has brought down the value of the dollar by 95 percent, since its creation. This mismanagement has led to severe market swings, the literal thievery of money through inflation and the creation of money out of thin air.

On the converse, sound money keeps its value, cannot be easily inflated and has led to economic prosperity. “When money is a commodity chosen by the marketplace, money manipulators cannot succeed in saddling a populace with inflation and debt, stealing their wealth in the process,” said McManus. “America’s Founding Fathers had their experience with inflation that almost destroyed the nation as it was being created. They emphatically sought to block it from ever again occurring again via the U.S. Constitution.”

Those attending “Dollars & $ense” will have the opportunity to purchase books and DVDs written by McManus. He will also participate in book signings at Author’s Row during the event.

McManus is the President of The John Birch Society, publisher of The New American magazine, publisher of the JBS Bulletin and author of several books, including “Financial Terrorism: Hijacking America Under the Threat of Bankruptcy” (1993). Before joining the Society’s staff in the 1960s, he served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

The 2010 March on DC is not just a rally, rather it is four days of freedom-promoting events that aims to educate, inform and inspire all who attend. The March on DC and associated events are grassroots—the leadership consists of members from some of the country’s largest independent conservative-minded organizations. All those involved in the planning of this event are non-partisan volunteers who share the common goal of unifying constitutional patriots to preserve liberty and the Constitutional principles upon which this nation was founded. This is an event of the people, by the people and for the people—it is We the People United in Action.

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, regional and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, members have a strong sense of duty, and their educational efforts have played a continuous and pivotal role in exposing legislation and policies that threaten the independence of our country and the freedom of American citizens. Visit JBS.org for more information.

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JBS President John F. McManus now contributor to The Big Question at "The Hill"

"Some of the nation's top political commentators, legislators and intellectuals offer their insight into the biggest question burning up the blogosphere today."

altAPPLETON, WIS.—October 28, 2009—JBS President John F. McManus accepted an invitation to regularly contribute to The Big Question, posted by "The Hill" in its Congress Blog. McManus has answered a number of the questions within the last couple of weeks (most recent).
 
The blog states this of its Big Question contributors: "Some of the nation's top political commentators, legislators and intellectuals offer their insight into the biggest question burning up the blogosphere today."
 
Contributors are not required to answer every question, rather to answer when the topic interests them.
 
Readers will gain valuable insight from McManus' Constitutional perspective.
 
"The Hill" has served members of Congress since 1994, by covering the inner workings of Congress, as well provides nonpartisan, non-ideological, investigative and news-breaking editorial.
 
Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, The John Birch Society is dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, regional and national issues. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, plus a sense of duty, members have played a continuous and pivotal role in halting legislation and federal policies that threaten the independence of our country and the freedom of American citizens. Visit www.JBS.org for more information.
 
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Can you answer 24 questions about the Constitution?
Celebrate Our Beloved Constitution, Sept. 17, Constitution Day

Appleton, Wis.—In an era when countries around the world are rewriting their constitutions, the U.S. Constitution still stands strong after being written 220 years ago. This testament to American freedom is understood as being the framework of our government, but how many Americans can say they know what the Constitution contains other than the Bill of Rights?

John F. McManus has studied and defended the Constitution for more than 40 years. He regularly speaks about the document and associated threats to it to groups throughout the country.  He is also in high demand as a guest for talk radio. He has written and narrated a dynamically presented DVD explaining the basis of American government called "Overview of America."

McManus offers the following Constitution quiz to help citizens realize there is more to the Constitution than the Bill of Rights. Do you know which branch of Congress originates all bills for raising revenue?  See question 21 of the quiz.

McManus is the President of The John Birch Society, publisher of The New American magazine, publisher of the JBS Bulletin and author of several books. He served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and has been with The John Birch Society since 1966.

Since 1958, The John Birch Society, headquartered in Appleton, Wis., has been dedicated to restoring and preserving freedom under the U.S. Constitution. Members come from all walks of life and are active throughout the 50 states on local, regional and national levels. United by a strong belief in personal freedom and limited government, plus a sense of duty, members have played a continuous, pivotal role in halting legislation and federal policies that threaten the independence of our country and the freedom of American citizens. Visit www.jbs.org for more information and see why The John Birch Society continues to fulfill its founder's vision of less government, more responsibility, and — with God's help — a better world.

 

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24 Constitutional Questions Every American Should be Able to Answer

 Adapted from “A Quiz About the U.S. Constitution”
By John F. McManus
 
1.          Q: Has the Constitution always guided the country?
2.          Q: Does the Constitution allow the Supreme Court to make law? 
3.          Q: Does the Constitution allow the President to make law?
4.          Q: Does the Constitution give the federal government any power in the field of education?
5.          Q: Where in the Constitution is there authorization for foreign aid?
6.          Q: What are the three branches of government named in the Constitution? 
7.          Q: Does the Constitution require a minimum age requirement for a Senator?
8.          Q: What are the Constitutional requirements for a person to be President? 
9.          Q: Did the Constitution give the federal government power to create a bank? 
10.      Q: Can treaty law supersede the Constitution? 
11.      Q: Does the Constitution allow a President alone to take the nation to war?
12.      Q: Are there any specific crimes mentioned in the Constitution? 
13.      Q: Are the Bill of Rights considered part of the original Constitution?
14.      Q: According to the Constitution, how can a President and other national officials be removed from office?
15.      Q: What authority does the Constitution give the Vice President?
16.      Q: How many amendments to the Constitution are there? 
17.      Q: Does the Constitution say anything about illegal immigration?
18.      Q: Does the Constitution tell us how new states are added to the union?
19.      Q: How is an amendment to the Constitution added?
20.      Q: Is the term of a President limited by the Constitution?
21.      Q: Which part of Congress is designated by the Constitution as having the “power of the purse?”
22.      Q: How does the Constitution explain expelling an elected member of the House or Senate?
23.      Q: What does the Constitution say about financing a military arm?
24.       Q: How many times is the word democracy mentioned in the Constitution?
 
Answers:
1. Q: Has the Constitution always guided the country?
A: No, originally the nation functioned under the Continental Congress and the Articles of Confederation. But after 11 years under the Articles, the U.S. Constitution was written, agreed to, and ratified by nine states (all eventually ratified but only nine were needed to have it take effect). On September 13, 1788, the Continental Congress proclaimed that the Constitution had been properly ratified and it ordered the new government to convene on March 4, 1789.
 
2. Q: Does the Constitution allow the Supreme Court to make law? 
A: No. The beginning of Article I states, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.” Any Supreme Court decision is the law of the case and it binds only the plaintiff and the defendant. The meaning of the word “all” has not been changed.
 
3. Q: Does the Constitution allow the President to make law?
A: No. Executive Orders issued by the President that bind the entire nation are illicit because, as noted above, “All legislative powers” reside in Congress. An Executive Order that binds only the employees of the federal government is proper because the President should be considered to hold power much like the CEO of a corporation who can issue rules to his employees. But the entire nation is not in the employ of the President. The President does have a role in lawmaking with his possession of a veto. He can veto a measure produced by Congress (which can still be overturned), sign a law produced by Congress, or simply allow a measure to become law by doing nothing within ten days “Sundays excepted.”
 
4. Q: Does the Constitution give the federal government any power in the field of education?
A: No, none.
 
5. Q: Where in the Constitution is there authorization for foreign aid?
A: Nowhere is there such authorization.
 
6. Q: What are the three branches of government named in the Constitution?
A: Legislative, Executive and Judicial.
 
7. Q: Does the Constitution require a minimum age requirement for a Senator?
A: Yes. One must be 30 years old.
 
8. Q: What are the Constitutional requirements for a person to be President? 
A: A President must be a natural born citizen (not an immigrant who became a citizen), must be 35 years of age, and must have lived in the U.S. at least 14 years.
 
9. Q: Did the Constitution give the federal government power to create a bank? 
A: No. It was given power to “coin money,” meaning the power to establish a mint where precious metal could be shaped into coinage of a fixed size, weight and purity.
 
10. Q: Can treaty law supersede the Constitution? 
A: No.
 
11. Q: Does the Constitution allow a President alone to take the nation to war?
A: Absolutely not. The Constitution states very clearly that only Congress has power to take the nation into war.
 
12. Q: Are there any specific crimes mentioned in the Constitution? 
A: Yes: treason, bribery, counterfeiting, and piracy.
 
13. Q: Are the Bill of Rights considered part of the original Constitution?
A: Many do hold that view because if the promise to add the Bill of Rights had not been made, some of the states would not have ratified the Constitution and it might not have become the “Supreme Law of the Land.”
 
14. Q: According to the Constitution, how can a President and other national officials be removed from office?
A: They can be impeached by a majority in the House and tried by the Senate. Impeachment is not removal; it should be considered only as an indictment to be followed by a trial. Two-thirds of the senators “present” must approve removal at a subsequent trial or the person who has been impeached by the House shall not be removed.
 
15. Q: What authority does the Constitution give the Vice President?
A: The Vice President stands ready to take office if a President dies or becomes incapacitated.  He is also President of the Senate and has the power to break a tie if one comes before it.
 
16. Q: How many amendments to the Constitution are there? 
A: There are 27. The first ten can be considered part of the original Constitution. And Amendment 18 was repealed by Amendment 21, which means that in 220 years, there have been only 15 amendments. Amending the Constitution is a difficult process, made so by the Founders to keep anything silly or dangerous from being added in the heat of passion.
 
17. Q: Does the Constitution say anything about illegal immigration?
A: Not directly. But Article IV, Section 4 assigns to the federal government the duty to “protect each of them [the states] against invasion.” Note that it does not stipulate that an invasion be done militarily.
 
18. Q: Does the Constitution tell us how new states are added to the union?
A: Yes, Congress has the power to do so with a majority vote in each of its houses. It used its power, most recently, to welcome Alaska and Hawaii as the 49th and 50th states.
 
19. Q: How is an amendment to the Constitution added?
A: Congress can propose an amendment when two-thirds of both Houses vote to do so. It must then be ratified by either the legislature or convention in three-quarters of the states. Amendments can also be proposed by a constitutional convention called by two-thirds of the states. Any amendment arising from a constitutional convention must also be ratified by either the legislatures or conventions in three-quarters of the states.
 
20. Q: Is the term of a President limited by the Constitution?
A: Yes. In 1951, the Constitution was amended (Amendment 22) to limit anyone to two terms as President. The only President who served longer was Franklin Delano Roosevelt who served into a fourth term, but died in April 1945 shortly after the beginning his 13th year in office.
 
21. Q: Which part of Congress is designated by the Constitution as having the “power of the purse?”
A: Article I, Section 7 states: “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives…” If a majority in the House (218 is a majority of its 435 members) refuses to originate a bill to raise revenue for any purpose, no funds can be raised, until it passes.
 
22.Q: How does the Constitution explain expelling an elected member of the House or Senate?
A: Two-thirds of either the House or the Senate can expel one of its members for cause even though he or she has been elected by voters.
 
23. Q: What does the Constitution say about financing a military arm?
A: Article I, Section 8 says that the Congress can raise an army but “no appropriation of money” to fund it shall be for longer than two years. The same Article says Congress can provide for a navy without that same restriction regarding funding. Why? The men who wrote the Constitution feared the possibility that a standing army housed within the territory of the nation might arise and seek to take power. But they did not fear that a navy would try to do that because a navy and its weaponry did not reside within the nation, only at sea or coastal seaports.
 
24. Q: How many times is the word democracy mentioned in the Constitution?
A: None. America is a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy. A Democracy ruled by the majority can be persuaded to take away freedoms and property.  Under a Constitutional Republic, such power does not exist.

 

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