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Happy Independence Day!

1776 - 2017

Happy birthday, America!

241 years ago, with the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a free and independent America was born. The Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors to the cause of freedom, and fought to defend American independence during a bloody war with the mighty British Empire–a war that lasted for eight long, difficult years.

Following the War for Independence, the Founders created a Constitutional Federal Republic that respects the unalienable rights of citizens and the sovereignty of states. Our American origins in freedom and morality are truly remarkable and unique in the history of mankind. Under our marvelous Constitution, America has enjoyed a greater amount of freedom and prosperity for a greater number of people than any system ever devised by man.

Let’s celebrate American independence today by remembering the sacrifice of the Founding Fathers and educating our family and friends about the principles of individual liberty and unalienable rights embodied in the Declaration of Independence!

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Don’t Let the Founders’ Gift Be Stolen Without a Fight!

Two centuries ago fifty-six men pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors to secure the freedom from tyranny we Americans have been able to enjoy since the original thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain.

These fifty six men suffered much after signing the Declaration of Independence. Both they and their families suffered throughout the eight-year long American Revolution. Some were taken prisoner, some became penniless through aiding the cause, some of their properties were burned and destroyed, and some perished without seeing their dreams of American independence come true. They sacrificed all they had, and they suffered tremendously—for you!

The signers were not the only ones who sacrificed themselves for the freedom and happiness of posterity. The Sons of Liberty, the statesmen, the writers, the lawyers, the generals, the soldiers, the housewives, the preachers, the teachers, the financiers . . . the patriots! Patriots like Samuel Adams, John Hancock, George Washington, Christopher Gadsden, Molly Pitcher, Patrick Henry, Light Horse Harry Lee . . . yes, these courageous patriots and thousands of others knew that they were working to secure for their posterity something new in the history of mankind: the land of the free and the home of the brave. And they price they paid for the freedom of this country was costly.

The New World, because of the Founders’ effort and wisdom, became a light to the Old World. Here there was no king, no dictator, no ruling oligarchy, but a place where the government, rather than the people, were restricted through the U.S. Constitution.

Because of their sacrifice, today we Americans are able to keep the fruits of our labor, go places, purchase things, enjoy luxuries, and live our lives free from tyrannical oversight and regulation . . . right?

Not quite.

What happened to the free, just, and prosperous America the Founding Fathers worked so hard to form?

The truth is, this America is being intentionally, deliberately stolen. What we see around us today is a far cry from the kind of country our Founders envisioned. If they could come back from the grave and view what we’ve done with our heritage, they would be baffled. Why would anyone meekly turn over their freedom for the grovelling slavery being imposed today?

The sight they would see would not be pretty. Neither should it be to those of us who cherish our God-given rights. Imagine James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and George Washington taking a peek at the America we have today. The Constitution is ignored and considered old-fashioned; there are demands that it be rewritten; presidents act like kings and grossly misuse executive orders; government oversight and regulations are horrendous; the alphabet soup agencies in Washington D.C. are a vast bureaucratic nightmare; unjust welfare programs reward those who refuse to work; we fund the globalist “dictators’ club,” a.k.a. the United Nations; we’re trillions of dollars in debt with no end to this reckless borrowing in sight; our armed forces and tax dollars are sent to bail out foreign despotic regimes; and the hard-working middle class are burdened with the fantastic bill for all of the above.

Most Americans would agree that something is wrong with America today, even if they don’t know the correct cause. To discover the correct cause, we have to return to the earlier question: Why would anyone meekly turn over their freedom for the grovelling slavery being imposed today?

It didn’t happen in one generation; and it didn’t happen by accident. It was intentionally—though gradually—implemented over the past century by conspiratorial forces with such familiar (and unfamiliar) names as the Rockefellers, Edward Mandell House, Harry Hopkins, Felix Frankfurter, Henry Kissinger, Robert S. McNamara, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, William F. Buckley Jr., and many, many others. And most of it was done behind the scenes, to conceal the real plot, while deceiving the American people into believing ever-bigger government is the solution to every problem.

These conspiratorial forces are sometimes referred to as Insiders. Their unabashed end goal is global tyranny.

Sound attractive?

These Insiders are the ones who have been deceiving America for the past century, and in this way they have been achieving the various steps to their ultimate aim. They have largely, to the best of their ability, kept the populace blissfully ignorant; or, when they are in danger of being exposed by the truth, they simply tell lies about patriotic opposition, and steadfastly deny that there is a Conspiracy, though the evidence speaks otherwise.

Look around at America today and see how well their plans are working out! If people don’t wake up soon, and stop tuning into the lying media, who have an amazing way of doing the every bidding of the Establishment—even the so called “conservative” channels, who also deny that there is a Conspiracy—and discover the truth of the frightening situation in America, conditions will continue to worsen. If you want daily news you can trust, check out www.thenewamerican.com. This reliable news-source reports on the events and policies that really matter—from a strictly Constitutionalist, traditional-American standpoint. Never hesitating to call things for what they are, their investigative journalists dig deeper than Establishment media ever bothers to look into, reporting things rarely mentioned but always verifiable. They’ve been accurately reporting the truth for thirty years now.

With the vision of a free America slipping away—or rather, being stolen—what must we as Americans do to restore the Republic?

The road ahead is long and there is no silver bullet to “fix” our nation’s many problems.

But while it may not be easy, the solution, as is so often the case, is far simpler than one might imagine when viewing the disheartening state of our once-great nation.

The solution can, in fact, be summed up in two words: the Constitution!

It really is that simple. That this is the solution is evidenced by the first hundred years of American history where, when the Constitution—which restricts the federal government rather than the states and the people—was more regularly followed, America became the land of the free and the prosperous, and the undeniable envy of the world.

It’s our responsibility not to let sinister forces steal our country without a fight. Not only for the sake of our own liberties, but also because this involves the futures of posterity! Will they enjoy a free America? Or will they live in the joyless misery of a totalitarian world regime because their ancestors were too apathetic to care what was happening to America? Their future depends on what we do—today!

To learn more about restoring the Republic, visit www.jbs.org. The John Birch Society has been standing for freedom, family, and traditional-American values through a proven effective action program for fifty-eight years. Get involved today and put forth your sacrifice for the liberties and the future of your children and grandchildren. In today’s fight for American liberties, we don’t have to join the Continental army and sacrifice our very lives to protect ourselves, our homes, and our rights like the patriots of 1776 willingly did. Because of the way they wisely designed the American system of government, we can continue living our normal lives, with the addition of simply participating in an effective education-action program. Informing ourselves and others is how we take back the Republic—one citizen at a time. The fifty-six signers sacrificed their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honors. What will you give to preserve the American way?

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Pearl Harbor Myths

December 7, 1941—The “day of infamy” went down in history as the fateful day Japan bombed the U.S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor, leaving a reluctant America with no choice but to enter World War II. The next day President Franklin D. Roosevelt urged Congress to declare war on the Japanese Empire, calling the attack “unprovoked and dastardly”. As we shall see, it turns out that the attack was neither unprovoked nor dastardly (dictionary definition of dastardly: of or like a dastard; mean and cowardly). His claim brings us to the first major myth about Pearl Harbor.

Unprovoked?

FDR’s campaign promise in 1940 was, “Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars.” 88% of Americans at the time opposed getting involved in the war that was quickly brewing on the other side of the world, and they elected FDR. Many of the top military leaders and FDR himself, however, actually wanted to get America involved in WWII, but the American people were not interested in participating in another bloody European conflict.

Years earlier our first president, George Washington, warned generations to come in his Farewell Address, “The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connections as possible…. Europe has a set of primary interests which to us have none; or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties in the ordinary combinations and collusions of her friendships or enmities.” (emphasis added)

U.S. Lieutenant Commander Arthur McCollum, like his superiors, desired to get into WWII, and he set out to overcome the widespread feeling of “Stay out of foreign wars!”. To do this, he devised an eight step plan to provoke Japan into attacking America so Americans would be ready and willing to join the Allies and enter the war. These steps included sending arms and troops to Japan’s enemy, China, and transporting the US fleet in San Diego to Hawaii (tiny isolated islands away from the mainland and far more easily attacked). With these and six other steps planned, McCollum hoped to provoke Japan to attack America.

President Roosevelt was also actively (and secretly) working to bring America into the war, and in March of 1941 he sent U.S. warships into Japan’s Bungo Strait. According to World War II – the Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today by Richard J. Maybury (page 137), “This would be equivalent to Japan sending warships into Chesapeake Bay in Virginia or Puget Sound in Washington State.” FDR also froze all Japanese assets.

“I ask that Congress declare that since…Sunday, December 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire,” President Roosevelt said, but he knew better. His mission had been accomplished: Japan had committed an overt act of war against America—only it wasn’t the first. Thanks to FDR the state of war between our country and Japan had been existing prior to the Pearl Harbor attacks. But the events leading up to Pearl Harbor were carefully kept from the American people by those tirelessly working toward entering the war. The media didn’t tell America, either, even though they knew it was coming, too. They were let in on the government’s secret. (Note: President Roosevelt referred to the “Japanese Empire” in his speech. By pushing America into another foreign war, he hastened our unfortunate transition from a Constitutional Republic to an empire.)

Not only was the Roosevelt administration actively working behind the scenes to provoke a Japanese attack, but they were intercepting Japanese messages and knew Japan’s every movement long before the attack—they were well aware that the desired attack was coming. During a pre-Pearl Harbor press-briefing, General Marshall asserted that war would break out in the “first ten days of December”. But they didn’t tell the American people—and they certainly didn’t tell Admiral Kimmel in Hawaii—he would have worked it around to be a disaster for the Japanese bombers rather than the other way around. If he had been allowed to do this, the golden opportunity for FDR to leap into the war would have been shattered. So no one told Admiral Kimmel war was coming.

Admiral Kimmel’s Situation

Unlike his war-mongering superiors, Admiral Kimmel, who was in charge of the navy fleet at Pearl Harbor, desired to protect the ships and sailors under his command. On February 1, 1941, President Roosevelt, annoyed by Admiral Richardson’s multiple protests at FDR’s destructive foreign policy and his unwise decision to relocate the naval fleet from San Diego to the “damned mouse trap” Pearl Harbor (Richardson’s own description), fired Richardson, replacing him with Admiral Husband E. Kimmel.

Kimmel faced many significant dilemmas in Hawaii. One of them was what kind of an attack to prepare for. He was expecting an attack. After all, he received no less than fourteen war warnings between the time he took over command at Pearl Harbor and the famous November 27th warning of 1941 (a period of ten months). Since the US government had already been intercepting Japanese messages, they knew they were sending Kimmel false warnings, preparing him to expect as much from the November 27 warning as from any of the other warnings.

Meanwhile, Kimmel was forced to linger in a constant state of expecting an attack, and he didn’t know what kind of an attack to prepare for—sabotage and espionage or air attack? Washington DC warned him to beware of both.

Preparation for the two are very different. Kimmel decided to prepare for sabotage and espionage, since, as Richard Maybury says in World War II – the Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today (page 154): “Pearl Harbor was thousands of miles from Japan, and 40 percent of the population of Hawaii was of Japanese descent, so Kimmel reasoned that the greater threat was sabotage and espionage; he parked his planes close together” so they could be easily guarded.

Admiral Kimmel knew well the foolishness in choosing such a dangerous location as the “damned mouse trap” surrounded by ocean on all sides, but since Roosevelt would not budge, he made do with what he had and prepared for the worst. In fact, he made sure there was enough gunners on his ships to operate all the guns at all times!

Thus, amazingly, “all the anti-aircraft guns were firing with 7 minutes of the beginning of the attack.” (World War II – the Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today, page 152) This could have only been done in a state of extreme readiness.

And who was President Roosevelt’s handy scapegoat for the “unprovoked” catastrophe? The same person who had been warning Roosevelt that his aggressive foreign policies would provoke a Japanese attack; the same person who had prepared for the attack as well as he could with the conflicting information given him (including the endless cries of “Wolf! Wolf!” from the government); the same person who requested more planes and other defense weapons, seeing the fleet’s extreme vulnerability and isolation on the island.

Admiral Kimmel was the war-mongering socialists’ scapegoat, and was relieved of command in extreme humiliation. Meantime, the socialists had achieved their goal: to get into the war and help the Allies (which included Russian mass-murdering tyrant Joseph Stalin) defeat the Axis. Kimmel was left by the wayside, blamed for Pearl Harbor, and his reputation ruined for life. He died in 1968; Congress finally declared Kimmel not responsible for the disaster at Pearl Harbor—in 1999. He was one sacrifice on the road to involvement in WWII among many.

How Did Japan Dare?

This is an important question. How in the world did a tiny country like Japan, who was dependent on oil and other necessary natural resources from the United States, dare to attack the wealthiest and best-equipped nation in the world? The difference of abilities to carry on a war between the two countries is rather shocking. Maybury writes, (page 125) “At any given time in the Pacific Theater of the war, for every American soldier, there were four tons of supplies. For every Japanese there were two pounds.”

It was obvious Japan could not possibly carry on a war with the U.S. for very long, much less conquer us…so why did they attack? According to Richard Maybury the answer is, “Even a rabbit will fight if cornered.”

Knowing this, FDR sought to do just this, which included reducing our oil supply to Japan by 90% and getting other nations, like Britain and Holland, to do the same, completely cutting off our supply of iron to Japan, and freezing all their assets. And, as stated previously, he sent carriers to hang around in Japanese home waters. FDR also sent arms and soldiers to Japan’s open enemy, China. All these actions were before the attack on Pearl Harbor! So in spite of America’s vast superiority in riches, weapons, natural resources, and ability to mass-produce war machines, Japan decided to retaliate. This was not dastardly (cowardly). It took a lot of courage to, in the words of the Pearl Harbor attack commander, Admiral Yamamoto, “wake a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve”. FDR drove them to it.

Conclusion

This article has only briefly covered some of the major myths told to Americans surrounding the “day of infamy”. FDR wanted to get into the war and stopped at nothing to achieve his desire, costing our nation not only the 2,403 American lives at Pearl Harbor, but also the thousands of lives squandered in the devastating war that followed. Far from being one of America’s “greatest” presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt propelled us into another useless foreign war and sacrificed any in his way. Pearl Harbor was not at all what it was proclaimed to be by FDR and his fellow socialists. Pearl Harbor was simply where Japan finally lashed back at the aggressive American government.

For more information on Pearl Harbor and FDR’s deceit, check out http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/history/item/4740-pearl-harbor-hawaii-was-surprised-fdr-was-not and read World War II – the Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today by Richard J. Maybury, Bluestocking Press.