The Koch Brothers, Ron and Rand Paul, and the John Birch Society

Patriotic Americans should know the connection running through the?far right wing Koch Brothers, Ron and Rand Paul, and the John Birch Society?(JBS). But first, here are some facts about the John Birch Society, its history, and the ideology that it promotes.

The JBS was founded in 1958 by Robert Welch, a Massachusetts Republican Party official, wealthy business man, and board member of the ultra conservative National Review.

The JBS was fervently anti-Communist and actively involved in activities designed to uncover and root out Communist infiltration and conspiracies within the United States and our Government. The goal was that the United States have a greatly diminished Federal Government out of the business of social programs, regulation, public works, and education, and where men were free to conduct their business without Government intervention and with zero taxation of the rich. Tax exempt religious organizations was the preferred vehicle to ensure that the ultra wealthy would pay no taxes on business operations. Regular people would be poor, uneducated, and powerless, unable to join labor unions as they would not be allowed.

The original connection between the JBS and the Koch brothers is found through their father, Fred Koch, one of the original founding members and financial backer of the JBS. The brothers, David and Charles, inherited a fortune from their father when he passed away in 1967. David and Charles have now become famous for their involvement in funding and promoting far right wing causes and candidates, which include Congressman Ron Paul and his son, Senator Rand Paul.

William F. Buckley, Jr., widely recognized as the father of modern American Conservatism and the founder of the National Review, became concerned about the growing influence of the JBS over the Republican Party and Conservative politics. Beginning with his February, 1962 essay, Buckley began warning readers of the dangers posed by the JBS, eventually effectively removing it from the GOP and banishing its followers to the far right wing fringe of American political thought.

Folks, the JBS, through the Koch brothers, is back embedding itself in the hierarchy of the GOP. And the JBS might really be at the root of both the Tea Party and the Libertarian Party. Consider the connection between the failed Presidential bids by Congressman Ron Paul, the JBS, and the Koch brothers.

On October 4, 2008, Libertarian darling, Congressman Ron Paul was the featured speaker at the John Birch Society’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in Madison Wisconsin. While he did not claim to be a member of the JBS, this was not the first time that Congressman Paul endorsed the JBS and gave it his full throated public endorsement.
JBS President, John McManus, said this about Congressman Paul:

?If you like Ron Paul, you’ll love the John Birch Society.”

Congressman Paul also addressed the National Council Dinner of the John Birch Society on October 29, 2005. The speech, in its entirety, can be found on youtube.

The John Birch Society website endorsed Rand Paul prior to the 2010 Republican Primary for Senate and after Rand Paul won the nomination. And both Ron and Rand Paul have been given 100% Conservative ratings by the John Birch Society. Senator Paul’s views are regularly featured on the JBS website. All one need do is visit the JBS website to check this out.

In 1980, David Koch was the Libertarian Party Candidate for Vice President. The Koch brothers have gone on to merge the failed Libertarian Party, which has never won any substantial voter support, with the fake grass roots Tea Party, through their funding of the Tea Party Express and Americans for Prosperity. While the Koch brothers deny membership in the JBS, the organization their father helped start, they make no denials of their active funding of and their involvement with the Tea Party and Tea Party candidates.

Then there is the connection with Glen Beck, banished from FNC by Rupert Murdoch, after making a name for himself on that very same network. Mr. Beck now promotes the JBS playbook to his small but rabid internet audience while continuing to receive Tea Party endorsement and support.

Now, just because the Koch brothers? father was one of the founders of the John Birch Society, that, in and of itself, does not mean that they too are full-throated supporters of the JBS and the JBS ideology. And just because Ron Paul is endorsed by and is a regular speaker to the JBS does not, in and of itself, mean that Congressman Paul supports the JBS ideology and policies. And just because Ron Paul is the father of Rand Paul, this, in and of itself, does not mean that Senator Paul supports the JBS ideology and policies. But the connections are clearly there.

So when you have the opportunity to engage someone who says that they support the Libertarian Party, or the Libertarian ideology, or the Tea Party, and in particular, Congressman Ron Paul or Senator Rand Paul, please take some time to bring some of these connections to their attention. Ask them to check into these connections. And ask them, are the policies that the Koch brothers pursue good for everyday Americans and for the country as a whole?

My answer is a resounding no and a warning to my fellow Americans. There is great danger at the root of the Tea Party movement and in the hijacking of the Libertarian ideology by this fake grassroots movement intended to fool everyday Americans into believing that it is acceptable and mainstream. It hides the intended take over of the United States Government by a handful of super wealthy individuals and families.

Please folks, beware.

Edited/Published by: SB

About Maeby Gever

I am the voice of my human parents. Dad, 59, mom 57, both retired lawyers. Dad worked privately as a personal injury lawyer in the Philadelphia, PA area before retirement. He has a BA in Political Science, a Masters in Secondary Social Studies Education and he did some public school teaching before retiring again. Mom also has a BA in Political Science and she spent her entire 33 year career working as an attorney for a US Defense Department Agency located in Philadelphia, PA. She spent the last four years of her career as the Chief Counsel. She retired in April of this year. I have two human brothers, both Graduates of the George Washington University. My older human brother is working his way up in Airport Management at the Philadelphia International Airport. My younger human brother is a Peace Corps veteran.


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  1. chthompson says:

    Take off the tin foil hat liberal America (you missed most of the important connections anyway rofl). The Kochs, the JBS, and the Pauls all love this country. They simply want government to leave you alone. Is that so bad?

    1. Muh Roads says:

      But who will build the roads?

    2. Gregory Courtesis says:

      Taxes are the price we pay for civilization, and I say UP YOURS to any who support theocracy, plutocracy, or corporate feudallism.

      1. chthompson says:

        BWAHAHAHA! Anyone who thinks government or taxes = civilization is either a liar or a nincompoop on the goobermint dole.

        1. Estproph says:

          Anyone who thinks a modern, industrial society can exist without taxes is completely owned by big business or a spoiled brat who thinks that all the good things about living in a modern society should be just given to him.

          You are stupid and you need to shut up.

        2. Mississippi Truth says:

          Geez anybody who thinks that the government is not for the people is either a blithering idiot, a complete Moron or a lying 1 per enter who needs to pack up and go to the island where he hides his dirty money!

          1. Elise Reich says:

            The State exists to control you and make you dependent, you stupid jackass.

      2. Mississippi Truth says:

        Oligarchy, Facism, Eugenics, Serfdom,Dominionism,Racism, etc!

      3. Elise Reich says:

        Taxes are organized robbery, you imbecile.

        1. Bone Straight says:

          If I believed that, I would be an imbecile!, you blithering idiot! The State is for the citizen, you Ass!

    3. Mississippi Truth says:

      You need to take the Tinfoil off! Conservative America! Apple,Microsoft, LucasFilm Loves America, they pay their taxes! They want KOCH, JBS, and the Paul’s to leave their country alone! They have no problem with the government most of the time! Is that so bad? To the oligarchs you Luddites and flat earther Dominionisis, it is!

    4. Elise Reich says:

      Liberals worship the government, it’s their replacement God. So, yes, you are a heretic if you don’t worship the State Almighty.

      1. Bone Straight says:

        Republicans worship the coorporations! They have yet to replace it!

      2. chthompson says:

        Very well put.

  2. Muh Roads says:

    For the record, Buckley opposed the JBS mostly because they were a little too anti-communist, and they started accusing everyone of being a communist spy from the soviet union.
    Now that communism has collapsed, they’re slowly being accepted back into the conservative movement.

    1. Isaiah Sellassie says:

      Buckley was a nitwit, a shill for the Trotskyites.

    2. Mississippi Truth says:

      Slowly with the speed of light!

    3. Elise Reich says:

      Buckley was a waffling, opportunistic shill for fake conservatism. Thank God he’s dead.

    4. Bone Straight says:

      Obviously you are talking about the Paler states! It is still going strong in Cuba! And Right Now, the Chinese are wishing they had never left!

  3. Betty Caron says:

    In 1980, David Koch ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980.

    Let’s take a look at the 1980 Libertarian Party platform.

    Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:

    “We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”

    “We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

    “We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”

    “We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”

    “We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”

    “We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence. Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”

    “We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”

    “We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”

    “As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”

    “We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”

    “We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”

    “We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”

    “We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”

    “We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.”

    “We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”

    “We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”

    “We demand the return of America’s railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”

    “We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called “self-protection” equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”

    “We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”

    “We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”

    “We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”

    “We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”

    “We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”

    “We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

    “We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

    1. Elise Reich says:

      Too gradual and compromising. They should abolish the Federal courts, too.

  4. Isaiah Sellassie says:

    “…the intended take over of the United States Government by a handful of super wealthy individuals and families.” — hey Maeby, welcome to the planet, how was the flight? Here’s a quick update for you: this republic has always been, and still is run by “a handful of super wealthy individuals and families” but as smart as you are, you will pick that up shortly. Have a nice stay, it’s still the greatest country on this planet! 🙂

    1. Estproph says:

      It’s the last in line of all the industrialized nations, precisely because people like you wave the flag instead of making it better.

      1. Isaiah Sellassie says:

        Sure, I believe, I believe, Lord! I hear that all the time from the commies, “the last in line of all the industrialized nations” – this tells me clearly you are too absorbed in ideological dogma to even be paying attention to reality. We are in deeper trouble than we realize, mainly due to monetary inflation, but we are still #1 in the world, quite handily. Do we have serious rot setting in the foundations? Yes! I am about as un-flag waving a person as there is, so you also have labels evidently for humans, thumbnail sketches of humans that you compose out of a smattering of “left” or “right” opinions you encounter. This tells me that the standard procedures of logic and evidence would be fruitless in reasoning with you, because you will crank out completely predictable dogma, and ‘talking points’ level knowledge indefatigably. But, thanks for the response, and have a good day!

  5. brian nunziato says:

    Make no mistake about it. These people are dangerous. They want to take this country backward. If they gain much more power it will spark a revolution. I’m ready for them.

  6. Joyanna Adams says:

    Uh…Obama took over 1/6 of the economy, and the car manufacturers, not to mention his stimulus to his friends on Wall Street, and you say the Koch Brothers are Fascists? Gee. You are mad.

    1. Estproph says:

      Facts that you invent are not facts. They are lies.

      1. Mississippi Truth says:

        We the people who voted for Obama took power away from Wall Street! We Bailed out Main Street ! We sent a stimulus package to the back alleys and the slums! And Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are waging war on the Big Banks. P.S. All of the Stimulus has been paid back to us! Oh by the Way, most of us friends of OBAMA didn’t get a stimulus! Estproph, How come nobody checks this out? Let me gues: Faux News and folks like Joyanna Adams!

  7. Elise Reich says:

    If the retired Ron Paul and the obscurantists over at the John Birch Society were half as effective as you laughable scare-mongers make them out to be they might be worth supporting. As it is, you’re just demonizing them because they don’t fit into your creepy, egalitarian cult.

  8. Lenny Jackson says:

    “Those limited-government Nazis want to steal muh freedom from responsiblity. Better vote for more government to preserve muh freedom.”