A Tribute to a Spectacular American Hero!

robert welch

This is about a man who was one of the most unjustly smeared heroes in our country. He was vilified by the establishment media and talking heads, and received a lot of flak for one of his controversial books, The Politician (an exposé of Dwight Eisenhower). Yet this man was an honorable and dedicated patriot, a man of integrity with an amazing work ethic. His only “crime” for which he was maligned was that of starting a significant organization that was actually stopping the globalists by public exposure through its members! Other conservative groups—who were less active, less effective, and less bold—escaped the harsh condemnation of the Left.

Robert Welch (1899-1985) was the founder of The John Birch Society, an efficient action organization with a dedicated mission “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. ”

Welch was a child prodigy, learning to read at age two, and having his multiplication tables down by age four. At seven he began studying Latin. He was taught all this at home by his mother, Lina. Then he went to school. According to G. Edward Griffin in his biography of Welch, The Life and Words of Robert Welch (page 32),

“Miss Wood [Robert’s teacher], unlike Robert’s mother, had never been beyond high school. . . So when it came time to teach algebra to Trim Wilson, her one eighteen-year-old pupil, it developed that she knew very little more about the subject than he did. For young Robert, however, it was old hat, and for the next six months, seven-year-old Master Welch assumed the task of teaching algebra to both his classmate and his teacher.”

Graduating from high school at age twelve, he attended the University of North Carolina. Here he had troubles in philosophy class, because unlike his fascinated, duped classmates, Robert saw right through Professor Williams’ lofty lectures. In fact, he even raised his notepad with H-O-G-W-A-S-H printed in large letters on it to show his classmates during one horrendous philosophy session. Following graduation from the University of North Carolina at age 16, he went to Annapolis for training as a Navy sailor. Just two years of training in Annapolis convinced Robert that he did not want a career in the Navy, especially since the war was over.

He wanted to go into business for himself, but first he spent three years at Harvard Law School (he dropped out shortly before he would have gotten his LL.B. degree, sick of Felix Frankfurter’s socialist classes), during which time he met Marian Probert, who was attending nearby Wellesley. The couple married on December 22, 1922.

Robert went into the candy manufacturing industry, starting from scratch with hardly any money, and established the Oxford Candy Company. It was tough work getting into the established candy market, but through much hard work and perseverance, the Company began to show a profit. Robert was an extremely hard worker; in fact, he worked on the production floor from 6am to 10pm every week day doing hard manual labor! When things got especially tough financially in 1927, he turned the company into a corporation with a board of directors. However, the board soon decided to alter the ingredients in the popular new Welch candy, called Tar Baby (later called Sugar Daddy), in order to make production costs cheaper. Robert believed this would destroy the business. When the board insisted, Robert reluctantly left the company. It turned out his foresight was accurate—

“By the end of the third month their volume of business had dropped so far that management was laying off help. At the end of five months the business was such a hopeless mess that the directors sold the wreck for a song to the Daggett Chocolate Company, which was not in the candy bar business at all but was interested only in the secondhand [candy making equipment].” (Griffin, page 94)

Robert Welch did not give up, however, and proceeded to start a new candy business in New York City, with hardly any more capital than he had when he had started the first business!

Eventually after three separate business adventures (not ventures, mind you, adventures!) he went to work for his younger brother, James, at the James O. Welch Company. This situation worked out well for the company, because both brothers focused on what they were able to do best; James worked on production and finance, while Robert ran the marketing department.

“In 1935, when Robert joined James’ company, it was doing a sales volume of about $200,000 a year. By 1956 this volume had grown to $20,000,000.” (Griffin, page 108)

Robert Welch had found his niche!

In 1958, Robert founded The John Birch Society as one of the only organizations in America to effectively combat communism, which was then a major threat—and still is! Don’t think that all those communists suddenly gave up and disappeared! Liberty must never think that communism, or socialism, or globalism, or any other destructive “ism” they can come up with, is dead. There will always be evil people who want to enslave the world. If they are exposed, they simply go underground, change their name, and reemerge, with the same subversive agenda to rule us all.

While many patriots know about the problems that face our country, most don’t know the proper solution, and of those who do, they work madly like lone rangers, unfortunately accomplishing very little. Unlike the collectivists who work for the globalists, we individualists prefer to be responsible for ourselves, and take the least orders possible from any central organization. We prefer to go ahead with our own plan, work on the things we consider to be of most importance, research everything ourselves, etc.

That’s why communism was gaining so much ground. There were no concerted nationwide action organizations who could actually get things done to stop the globalists. Then, as now, there were plenty of debating societies who didn’t actually accomplish anything.

So while the globalists, with their top-down, monolithic organizational structure, had obedient minions across the world doing their exact bidding, the patriots of America, who desperately wanted to stop the communist agenda, were running around trying to stop this subversive movement and that secret organization, this legislative bill and that executive order, and all the while, they are running in all different directions. Good intentions do not necessarily bring about desired results.

Robert Welch recognized this dire need for a monolithic structure on the patriot side, and founded The John Birch Society (JBS). The Society, which is still active and working today, has members nationwide, who work in chapters on the monthly agenda items. With patriots all across America working on the same items, giving the right information to the right people at the right time, the communist agenda has been significantly set back. They actually planned to have their world government all set up by the 1970’s! And they were well on track to achieving that goal! In 1913 they got their Federal Reserve and the Federal Income Tax, and in 1945 they got their United Nations (also know as the “dictators’ club”), of which America is unfortunately a member. Yes, they were marching onto world government, while the media employed all their dirty tricks to keep the bulwark of freedom—the American people—in blissful ignorance.

So in 1958 Robert Welch came along and founded an effective organization, modeled after the effective structure of the globalists and communists, and threw a huge kink in the sinister plans of the Insiders. That is why we still have America today! This is very significant!

Of course, the one-worlders never give up, and they are still working today for the same goals. They have gained much ground, unfortunately. To see that the Insiders have gained ground, one need look no further than the establishment media, government indoctrination centers (also known as public schools), the corrupt court system, the usurpation of power at all branches of the federal government, the movement to get us into European Union-style unions through the TPP and the TTIP, the push to rewrite our Constitution via a Constitutional Convention, and our armed forces scattered across the world on UN “peacekeeping” missions.

They will never give up, to be sure, but neither must we! If we want there to be a free America for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children, we must not give up either! Since we must keep on working tirelessly for freedom and Constitutionally limited government, might I suggest we might as well be effective while we’re at it. . . through a proven organization like The John Birch Society. . .


If all this bad news about the state of our Republic discourages you, please just remember that it is not too late to stop the Insiders! The colonial patriots could have thought it was impossible to win the War for Independence against one of the most formidable world powers at the time—Britain. People in the mid-twentieth century might have said the fight against communism looked hopeless then, too.

But there were those responsible American citizens who joined the ranks of The John Birch Society and considerably hindered the Insiders. Through the Society’s educational campaigns across the nation, the Insider agenda has been delayed much already. But always we are on the brink of world tyranny. So far, at least.

The Insiders were enraged at the organized opposition that began in 1958 and continued to grow and expand. They used the establishment media to smear The John Birch Society, but especially its courageous founder, Mr. Robert Welch. They spent a considerable time in the 1960’s trying to completely discredit everything having to do with the Society by associating it with genuinely bad organizations such as the the Ku Klux Klan. This media campaign gave the JBS a lot of publicity, and membership continued to grow as people discovered the truth about the Society. Then the media fell strangely silent on the Society, and many people who didn’t know any better assumed the Society had disappeared from the face of the earth.

Luckily, it didn’t. We are still here, working away, informing the citizenry, and gaining ground, inch by inch, and sometimes losing ground.

If enough Americans would engage in effective political action for liberty and independence, this country could be saved and the Insiders completely ousted! This is exciting news, and just waiting to be acted upon by every American citizen—including you! The Society has figured out that just 500 Constitutionally-informed Americans in any Congressional district will be enough to turn the tide and elect a Constitutionalist Representative. And a Constitutional majority in the federal House of Representatives is just 218 congressional districts. That is quite achievable! That means we just have to inform the 500 most influential people in our districts—business owners, elected officials, and decision makers. Do the math—that’s just 109,000 key influential people across America!

We will always be indebted to Robert Welch’s timely foresight and genius which brought about The John Birch Society; undoubtedly the JBS has, through its concerted action projects nationwide, preserved America so that today, she still retains a large portion of her freedom. She still has not become simply a member state in a tyrannical world government under the oppressive United Nations. But if she is to remain a free and independent nation, she must wake up and stop the Insiders from achieving their sinister goal!

Like the Founding Fathers, Robert Welch worked tirelessly for responsible government and freedom for the individual. He founded an educational army that continues to march on today, fighting big government and subversive movements to undermine American sovereignty. And, like the Founding Fathers, Robert Welch is one of my heroes!

Learn more at www.JBS.org


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