The day before President Kennedy was assassinated, the Dallas area was peppered with flyers, and a full-page ad (below) was run in The Dallas Morning News. The John Birch Society was dedicated to destroying the president, and had a wide range of conspiracies against him over his Irish Catholic roots.
John Birch Society advertised its hatred.
The grandfather of the Tea Party movement, the John Birch Society is a staunch anti-American organization. Funded by the Koch family, the John Birch Society was adamantly against democracy, and democratically elected leaders. As seen in the lead-in image above, the John Birch Society declared what was treason, and not; that they were superior to the Constitution and the government itself. This sounds very familiar, let us compare against Tea Party flyers handed out not too long ago.
The same mentality, that they are a government unto themselves, runs through the two groups. In fact, it could even be claimed that they are one and the same anti-American organization dedicated to destruction of the USA. The Koch Family has been bankrolling these groups for over a century, changing the name, wrapping their anti-American message in a flag, in order to sound appealing. And they don’t even come up with new messages, as you can see here:
The death of the president broke the John Birch Society stranglehold on politics.
Those sympathetic to the John Birch Society celebrated for a short period after the assassination. Then the upswing in public mourning made it unacceptable to celebrate in the wake of his death. In Biloxi, MS, for instance, the John Birch Society headquarters there had a local university student Thomas Hansen chew them out for their banners of celebration. They then shoved him through the front door glass and had him arrested for vandalism. Public shame had the charges dropped, and Mr. Hansen sported the scars from the glass door as a proud badge of honor.
In the interests of full disclosure, Thomas Hansen is the authors step-father.
This is the 50th anniversary of the death of Camelot. The assassination of JFK was not only the death of the president, it was the death of innocence for our nation. We can hang much of the trouble we as a nation have faced as a result of this event, and on the evil men and women of the John Birch Society.