John Birch Society

Miss Liberty

Formally, she is called “Liberty Enlightening the World,” but most of us know her at the Statue of Liberty. Her home is an island in the harbor near one of our greatest cities. This proud lady stands as a towering statue on Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe’s …

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The Star-spangled Banner

When you hear the words “Star-Spangled Banner,” do you think of our national anthem – or the Stars and Stripes, our nation’s flag?   Most of us probably think of both, but the Star-Spangled Banner was actually a unique flag, designed for one specific purpose, …

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Old Glory

Did you know that there is a famous American beauty for whom young Americans continue to fight and die despite her age of more than 200 years? She was born on June 14, 1777, two years into the Revolutionary War, and went to battle with …

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American Morality

There is a secret ingredient in the American system of government that is more important than the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. It made the principles and provisions of those three unique documents workable. Sadly, it is rapidly being deteriorating, and unless …

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Amending the Constitution

“Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection…” Those were the sentiments of George Washington in 1789 just after becoming President of the United States. Many Presidents and other federal officials have given similar supplications …

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Republics and Democracies

Suppose that you were asked to prepare a one-question multiple choice test for your school classmates, asking: “What form of government do we have in the United States?” The possible answers would be: anarchy, monarchy, republic, or democracy. Which answer do you think most of …

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Amending the Constitution

Like a newborn calf struggling to stand for the first time on four wobbly legs, in 1788 the new U.S. federal government began the transformation from mere words and concepts to a working body of lawmakers, executives, and judges. North Carolina and Rhode Island remained …

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Checks and Balances

The Constitution of the United States, as adopted by the 13 former British colonies, created a unique system of government. It shocked the rulers of Europe. They claimed their government had never been so badly treated. The Americans, they fumed, had dissected its power, then …

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Ratifying the Constitution to Perfection

In September 1787, the Philadelphia State House was the focus of every American’s attention. Fifty-five men had assembled there in May to decide on a form of government for the new nation. They met in the same room of the same building where patriots of …

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