‘A Legacy Of Robert Welch’s Insights’

In The First Speech Mr. Welch Quotes From Himself From The 1958 JBS Founding Meeting About The Insiders Long-Range Plans.

“A Part Of That Plan Of Course, Is To Induce The Gradual Surrender Of American Sovereignty Piece By Piece, And Step-By-Step, To Various International Organisations Of Which The United Nations Is The Outstanding, But Far From The Only Example.”

“Here Are The Aims For The United States…”

“1. Greatly Expanded Government Spending For Every Conceivable Means Of Getting Rid Of Ever Larger Sums Of American Money, As Wastefully As Possible.”

“2. Higher, And Then Much Higher Taxes.”

“3. An Increasingly Unbalanced Budget, Despite The Higher Taxes.”

“4. Wild Inflation Of Our Currency.”

“5. Government Control Of Prices, Wages, And Materials Supposedly To Combat Inflation.”

“6. Greatly Increased Socialistic Controls Over Every Operation Of Our Economy And Every Activity Of Our Daily Lives. This Is To Be Accopanied Naturally And Automatically By A Correspondingly Huge Increase In The Size Of Our Bureaucracy, And In Both The Cost And Reach Of Our Domestic Government.”

“7. Far More Centralisation Of Power In Washington And The Practical Elimination Of Our State Lines. There Is A Many Faceted Drive At Work To Have Our State Lines Eventually Mean No More Within The Nation Than Our County Lines Do Now Within The States.”

“8. The Steady Advance Of Federal Aid To And Control Over Our Educational System, Leading To Complete Federalisation Of Our Public Education.”

“9. A Constant Hammering Into The American Consciousness Of The Horror Of Modern Warfare. The Beauties And The Absolute Neccessity Of Peace. Peace Always On Communist Terms, Of Course.”

“10. The Consequent Willingness Of The American People To Allow The Steps Of Appeasement By Our Government, Which Amount To A Peace Deal Surrender Of The Rest Of The Free World And The United States Itself.”

“So Brush The Insiders Dust Out Of Your Eyes, My Friends, And The Communist Soapsuds Out Of Your Brain, And Ask Yourselves In All Honesty, What On Earth Is Wrong With The United States Simply Minding Its Own Business?”

“Or With Having Its Foreign Policy Function Primarily For The Safety And Benefit Of American People? Which Is Excactly What We Had Done For The First Hundred And Forty Years Of Our Existance As A Nation, To The Incredible Advantage Of Ourselves And Everybody Else.”

“Everybody That Is, Except A Numerically Small Click Of Power-Lusting Conspirators Who Had Somehow Inflicted Themselves On A Gullible World.”

In His Second Speech On The Evening Of March 9th, 1974, Mr. Welch Takes A Peek Fifteen Years Into The Future.

“While We Turn To A Brief Summarization Of What We Hope The John Birch Society Will Help And Even Sometimes Lead The American People To Accomplish During The Next Fifteen Years.”

“1. Our First And Most Important Specific Undertaking Is To Restore The Complete Independence Of The United States. This Includes Our Resolution To Get Us Out Of The United Nation And Get The United Nations Out Of The United States.”

“2. We Must Once Again Make Our Money Freely Redeemable In Gold At Some Realistic Price. And We Must Take All Practicable Legislative Steps To Prevent A Recurrence Of The Enormous Thievery And Other Subversive Crimes That Have Been Perpetrated On The American People Thru A Contrived Inflation By Every President From Franklin Roosevelt To Richard Nixon.”

“3. We Should Reduce The Number Of Government Bureaus, Og Government Civilian Employees, And The Whole Quantity Of Government By At Least 50%. And We Should Achieve At Least This Much Reduction In Proper Fashion Thru Gradually Convincing A Majority Of The American People Of The Wisdom Of Such A Course.”

“4. We Should Withdraw All American Troops From Every Spot On Earth That Is Not American Soil Except When And Where Such Troops May Be Required As Decided By Congress, To Protect American Lives And Property From Criminal Vandalism.”

“5. We Should Get Government Out Of The Areas And Functions And Activities Where Government Does Not Belong. Again, All Steps To This End Should Be Taken Gradually.”

“But Nevertheless Just As Rapidly As Enough Of The American People Can Be Persuaded To Support Such Progress. Any Such Achievement Will Require A Truly Massive Educational Force, But That’s Exactly What We Hope To Build During The Next Fifteen Years.”

“We Could Go Ahead For At Least A Hundred Numbered Items, Where The John Birch Society Will Undoubtably Be Working On More Than That Many Specific Projects, Which Will Be Laid Out In Its Bulletins Before Another Hundred And Eighty Months Will Have Rolled Around. And All Of Them Will Fit Into, All Of These Projects, Will Fit Into The General Pattern Indicated By The Five Major Objectives Listed Above.”

“So Let’s Really Wind Up This Marathon Monoloque With One Final Thought. Non Of Us Can Guarantee Anything About What The Future Will Bring. Your Speaker Knows What A Job We Have Before Us To Rid Our Country Of The Scourge Of Communism Within The Next Few Years, And Then To Go Ahead On Our Constructive Program So Well That Fifteen Years From Now We Should Already Be Entering An Era Of Far Less Government, Of A Much Sounder Sense Of Responsibility, And With God’s Help Of A Better World.”

“But, I Sincerely Believe That It Can Be Done. And This Much I Know, That Every Man And Woman In This Audience Should Leave Here Tonight, Feeling In His Or Her Own Mind And Heart That It Can And Must Be Done, Then It Surely Will Be.”

“And So, All Of You Patriots Of Good Character, Good Conscience, And Nobel Ideals Whom We Can Reach With A Filmed Version Of This Speech, In A Thousand Other Audiences, It Is With A Great Deal Of Confidence And Energising Will To Win That We Invite You To Join Us In Our Epic Undertaking, And To All Of You Great Wonderful Friends In This Pleasant Audience, I Certainly Extend My Very Deep Thanks Indeed For So Much Patience And Attention.”

“Thank You And Good Night.”

(Archived Film Recordings Of Robert Welch’s Speeches Can Be Viewed On YouTube.)

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