Bill Hahn

Bill Hahn

As the Obama administration negotiates free trade agreements, The John Birch Society (JBS) has published a book exposing the agenda behind free trade agreements.

An interesting phenomenon has occurred in the debate over educational standards: those interested in taking marching orders from the federal government and adopting standards sight unseen have been put on the defensive after being challenged by opponents.

In an audacious display, the October 13, 2013, Dallas Morning News published a left-wing hit-piece on The John Birch Society (JBS) regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The article is more concerned about the “volatile atmosphere” than with the actual shooter, his motive, and the president’s death.

Attending a Council Dinner is always invigorating. Staff, members, and guests spend time networking, talking about new opportunities, what works, and what doesn't. The Council Dinner held in Bozeman, MT, over the weekend was no exception. This was the first time JBS held the dinner in Montana and the outpouring of support couldn’t have been better.

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The John Birch Society President to Participate in “We the People Convention”
John McManus to Take Part in Panel Discussion on Federal Reserve

APPLETON, WIS. – May 12, 2011 – We the People Convention, Inc., today announced that John McManus, president of The John Birch Society, will take part in a panel discussion of the viability of the Federal Reserve at the Ohio statewide “We the People Convention” being held on July 1-2, 2011, at the Columbus Convention Center.

McManus said of the Federal Reserve, “It has presided over the loss of more than 95 percent of the value of U.S. currency. A huge percentage of the wealth of the people has been confiscated through the inflationary practices carried out by the Fed.” McManus will present this and other findings detailed in his book “Financial Terrorism,” during the panel discussion. The panel moderator will be Linda Bowyer, Associate Professor of Finance at University of Toledo. Other panel participants include Mike Sullivan, founder and president of Wealth Coach Financial Services, Inc. of Dublin, Ohio and Bob Wagner, a Columbus based portfolio manager who has taught finance at Ohio Wesleyan and Microeconomics at Ohio State University.

“We are excited to have John join the panel discussion on the Federal Reserve at the We the People Convention,” said Tom Zawistowski, convention president. “John brings a depth of knowledge about American government that spans more than 44 years and has educated millions of Americans about the appropriate role of government during his tenure with The John Birch Society.”

Convention attendees can also go to McManus’ other presentations during the morning breakout sessions. He will be speaking on the Council on Foreign Relations and its negative influence on American liberty, and also on neoconservatives that have pushed the conservative movement away from its limited government principles.

McManus joined The John Birch Society in August 1966. He has written and produced numerous audiovisual programs, including the DVD Overview of America, which is a tribute to America’s Constitutional roots. Additionally, McManus has authored several books including Financial Terrorism (1993), Changing Commands: The Betrayal of America’s Military (1995), William F. Buckley, Jr.: Pied Piper for the Establishment (2002), and The Insiders (2004).

The “We the People Convention” will consist of two days of educational breakout sessions, interspersed with major national figures including conservative strategist Dick Morris who will be speaking at luncheons.  Its purpose is to educate and train citizens about the political process and to encourage involvement in that process at the grassroots level.

We the People Convention, Inc., is a state registered 501 (c) 4 non-profit educational organization based in Columbus, charged with assembling the convention, as well as engaging political activists throughout Ohio. For more information on We the People Convention, visit www.wethepeopleconvention.org or contact Tom Zawistowski at 1-800-846-4630, ext. 104 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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Art Thompson to discuss state nullification as answer to federal abuses in Sacramento
CEO of The John Birch Society to address members, supporters July 9, 1:30 PM 

APPLETON, WIS.—May 16, 2011—Art Thompson, CEO of The John Birch Society, will address nullification as a constitutional tool for states to use in response to unconstitutional federal legislation.  He will present “Winning the Fight for Your Rights” on July 9, 1:30 PM, at the Holiday Inn on Madison Avenue and I-80, Sacramento. Tickets are available from Jan Frelick (530-885-5321).

Thompson will explain the system of horizontal and vertical checks and balances and how citizens play a role. Many states are currently introducing and passing legislation designed to define the proper role of state and federal governments in order to protect individual rights. He is delivering this speech across the country while on the Nullify Now! Tour in conjunction with the Tenth Amendment Center.

Thompson has held virtually every volunteer and staff position in the Society, since joining in 1964.  For several years, he represented the Society in a variety of media events, including appearing on "60 Minutes" and conducting tours for JBS Speakers Bureau.

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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The John Birch Society to attend CPAC 2011 as affiliate
The JBS announces it’s an affiliate of CPAC 2011, will have two booths with plenty of educational literature, once again interviewing attendees

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Choose Freedom — Stop ObamaCare Doctor Tour Begins
The John Birch Society sends three doctors on a speaking tour to kickoff its campaign to repeal or nullify the new healthcare law, allowing patients, doctors to choose a course of care

APPLETON, WIS.—September 23, 2010—The John Birch Society’s “Choose Freedom — Stop ObamaCare!” speaking tour officially begins September 24 in Idaho with a presentation by Dr. Mark E. Baxter.  The tour features three doctors who are passionate about affordable quality healthcare and constitutional, limited government that allows patients and their doctors to choose a course of care.

The tour begins in Idaho and runs through 13 states until the first part of November.

The "Choose Freedom — Stop ObamaCare!" tour is a nationwide speaking tour/media tour of three physicians and JBS President John McManus, sponsored by The John Birch Society.  It is an important part of the Society’s comprehensive campaign that includes billboards, radio and newspaper ads, videos and DVDs, flyers, bumper stickers, ObamaCare repeal and nullification petitions, Internet social network sites, and YouTube, as well as print and online articles.  The campaign aims to educate and enlist more Americans in the efforts to push Congress to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, while at the same time urging state legislatures to stop the federal takeover of medicine and healthcare through the constitutional process of nullification.

The three doctors are Baxter, MD; Frederick Pierce, MD; and J. Michael Ritze, DO, MFSA.  Baxter is a former urgent care and emergency room physician and a Senior Airman Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration.  He has long had an interest in the effect on medicine that would accompany government control of medical care.

Ritze has a family practice in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and has delivered over 2,000 babies.  He has taught forensic science specifically to law enforcement agencies across Oklahoma for years.  Since 2008, he has served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

Pierce spent the better part of his medical career working in the occupational and environmental health fields.  He served 27 years with General Motors and then at clinics in Michigan and Indiana before retiring.

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.  Before joining the Society’s staff in the 1960s, he served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

JBS CEO Arthur R. Thompson will be a fifth speaker and fill in where needed.  He has read the entire "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" and its reconciliation companion. Through JBS, he is helping lead the effort to overturn the new law and help return the choice of healthcare back to individuals.

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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Forged racist letters sent to Oklahoma City media
The John Birch Society denounces letters, racism, and those involved

APPLETON, WIS.—April 8, 2010—A highly disturbing letter printed on “White Christians’ Fraternal Order…” letterhead, dated April 7, 2010, was sent to at least one media outlet in Oklahoma City, The Black Chronicle. The letter's return address is for the “John Birch Institute, 701 Colcord Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.” That physical street address is actually for the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The phone number listed on the bottom of the letter is the number for The John Birch Society headquarters office in Appleton, WI: 920-749-3780. The letter closes with a twisted version of one of JBS’s tag lines: Standing for Family & Freedom.

Bill Hahn, Public Relations Manager for The John Birch Society, said, "We are making this available to alert the Oklahoma City media that the letter did not come from The John Birch Society. We do not know who sent it. We do not approve of the letter’s message and strongly denounce both the message and the individual or group involved in this disgusting and illegal activity. We have reported this to the Oklahoma City Police Department. We thank The Black Chronicle for immediately alerting us of the letter and faxing us a copy."

Mr. Russell Perry, President of The Black Chronicle, stated, "I received this irresponsible letter and had it forwarded over to The John Birch Society leadership right away for them to constructively respond to."

Mr. Clark Curry, Chapter Leader for the Oklahoma City local JBS, said of the letter, "This is not the first time that false correspondence has gone out purporting to be from The John Birch Society. The Society knows of several instances over its 52-year history when similar false letters have attempted to align JBS with racist methods or organizations."

Racism is not acceptable and is not tolerated at The John Birch Society.

If you have received one of these letters, please let us and the Oklahoma City Police Department (405-297-1000) know right away.

According to its website, The Black Chronicle newspaper is "a weekly periodical servicing the Oklahoma City metro area's African American population" and "has grown into one of the largest paid weekly newspapers in the state of Oklahoma."

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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John Birch Society’s “Stealing the American Dream” outlines the pitfalls of illegal immigration amnesty
JBS President John F. McManus reveals the troubling background of illegal immigration in new speaking tour covering nearly 40 venues

APPLETON, WIS.—March 25, 2010—“Stealing the American Dream: How Illegal Immigration Affects You!,” a new John Birch Society speaking tour beginning April 5, reveals how illegal immigration continues to spiral out of control since the last amnesty legislation that promised to stem illegal immigration and how new amnesty legislation will only entice more illegal border crossings.

altJBS President John F. McManus will be headlining the nearly 40-venue speaking tour. He writes in The New American “…if current [immigration] laws were enforced, there would be millions of jobs for legal citizens, and all that’s needed for the federal government to adhere faithfully to laws that already exist. Doing so would solve not only the illegal immigration problem but much of the unemployment problem as well.”

McManus claims that illegal immigration continues to present numerous problems for the country. His message stands in sharp contrast to numerous promises that past amnesty programs would solve them. He maintains that new amnesty legislation will only entice more illegal border crossings.

A companion DVD written and narrated by McManus will be available during the presentations. “Constitution Si, Amnesty No!” demonstrates how illegal immigration has not ceased, that its harmful impacts continue to be felt, and how amnesty is not a responsible path to citizenship. “Constitution Si, Amnesty No!” is an update to his 2006 DVD, Immigration Invasion.

“Illegal aliens do themselves and their families a large disservice by choosing to come to this country illegally,” McManus says. “Citizenship is a wonderful privilege. Over the years, millions of legal immigrants have responsibly and respectively attained full citizenship status by learning our language, understanding our governmental system and happily assimilating. Illegal immigrants should not be rewarded for breaking immigration laws.”

Local contact information is included. Media representatives are welcome to attend any of the presentations. Please contact the local event chairmen beforehand to attend. McManus is available for interviews.

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. Before joining the Society’s staff in the 1960s, he served on active duty as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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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