While the brave men and women of our armed forces are sent overseas to fight in foreign wars in order to safeguard our liberties, our borders remain unprotected and vulnerable to heavily armed narco-drug gangs from across the border and our nation the playground to foreign espionage and subversion.
There is a movement on the part of our government in league with Mexico and Canada, to merge our countries. This sounds too unreal to be true, yet for a time our government had an official website dedicated to this initiative. Wikipedia documents this. The work done primarily by The John Birch Society has caused the initiative to go underground and implemented a salami slice at a time. This site will continue to document this issue.
One of the first campaigns of The John Birch Society was to get the U.S. out of the United Nations. The global power elites view the UN as their main vehicle for establishing, step by step, a socialistic global government controlled by themselves. Now, more than ever, we need to get out of the UN and remove the UN from the United States.
Only the U.S Senate is allowed to sign treaties on behalf of the United States. The JBS strongly believes that the Constitution is the law of the land and treaties should only be signed if they do not abdicate sovereignty. Any UN treaty will abdicate sovereignty and should never be signed.
The JBS views trade agreements as “entangling alliances” that should be avoided. America should trade with all friendly nations but not enter into any regulated trade agreements — including “free trade” agreements. If trade is to be free, it doesn’t need to be regulated by thousands of pages of binding arbitration.
While term limits may seem like a great idea to help limit the destructiveness of big-government politicians, term limits also force Constitution-abiding statesmen out of office. An educated electorate will elect genuine constitutionalists who abide by their oath of office. The short cut of term limits is not a long-term solution. The John Birch Society supports freedom at the ballot box and therefore opposes term limits.
The Tenth Amendment states that the powers not delegated to the federal government reside in the people of the states. Thus, The John Birch Society believes that the states retain the power to nullify any and all unconstitutional laws imposed by the federal government on the states. Indeed, the JBS believes that states are duty-bound to do so.
The founders were clear on the point of an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. The John Birch Society believes that gun-control laws do nothing but control the responsible individual and aid criminals. Also, the JBS opposes a monopoly of power on the part of government.
The Fourth Amendment protects a citizen’s right to privacy and any attempts to legislate otherwise are unconstitutional. The JBS opposes all legislation that interferes with privacy and calls for its repeal.
Many injustices are done to the American people in the name of national security. The JBS identifies that the federal government has a Constitutional obligation to protect its citizens but not at the expense of their constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.