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John Birch Society on Why and How to Support Law Enforcement

JBS_1.jpegSYLP Campaign Developments by James F. Fitzgerald, National Director of Field Activities

Attacks on law enforcement by radical left organizations continue almost daily. They are fed by the liberal press and the official organs of the Communist Party. For a century, Marxists and their front groups have focused on demonizing local police with demonstrations, riots, and false accusations. They then count on leftists in the media to have their poison appear on television and radio, and in liberal newspa- pers. Their goal is to convince Americans that local police are a serious problem and the solution is a national police force.

Every tyranny on earth logically relies on a national police organization to assure control over the citizens it enslaves. One only need recall Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in the past, and Cuba and China in the present, to understand the terror inflicted by criminal regimes through their national police.

In June of 1961, the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee released a small report that detailed Communist plans to discredit and destroy local police forces. Called “A Communist Plot Against the Free World Police,” it was ignored by much of the mass media. Here, in part, is what it said:

Our police are among the foremost guard- ians of freedom and thus a major target of the Communists. The better the force ... the more vital it is for the Communists to destroy it....

The Communist technique [of 

war against police] has been directed primarily toward discrediting the police in the eyes of the people....

There is a natural antipathy between the police and Communists. The police learn early in their careers that the Communist Party is not just another political movement but is an international conspiracy....

A campaign against the police of one free country is not planned and directed by the Communist Party of that country; it is planned and directed by the strategists of international communism.

Over 50 years ago, this Senate panel had it right. Images of recent demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, showed an unruly mob carrying signs with the Revolutionary Communist Party’s website address prominently displayed. The people in these communities know that communism is not dead and has not gone away.

The John Birch Society is in the process of rejuvenating the Support Your Local Police pro- gram. We will start with a special issue of The New American (cover date September 21) on the subject. In addition, there will be a number of videos, a pam- phlet, an updated booklet, and a manual for starting a Support Your Local Police committee (this man- ual will only be available from your Coordinator). Members should contact their Coordinator for information on starting a committee.

When members of The John Birch Society helped defeat the existing Civilian Police Review Board in New York City in 1967, they were assisted by New York City police officers and many non-Birch New Yorkers who clearly saw the danger of a review board staffed by hard-core leftists. One of the tools used in that fight was a 6 x 6 inch Support Your Local Police window cling. Members sold these to local businessmen/women who displayed them in the windows of their businesses. The money raised from the sale of this single item was enough to staff separate SYLP committees in all five New York City boroughs. Just having those signs in store windows helped greatly to defeat the Civilian Police Review Board in the subsequent referendum.

These 6 x 6 window clings are now available from ShopJBS.org, and each Coordinator has a sup- ply. For those who wish to start a committee, this might help raise resources and enable committee members to purchase other materials in support of the local police.

Action Summary

Start a Support Your Local Police Committee; ask your Coordinator for help and advice.

• Purchase a supply of the 6 x 6 window cling for sale to the business community as a way to fund your SYLP committee. See page 7 to order. n 

the very militarization it now claims it must rein in, and that nationalizing police would result in a much greater abuse of rights than now actually occurs. Nor is it mentioned that the riots that have ramped up violence against people (including police) and property, as well as the police response to quell the violence, are being fostered to create the impetus from below for nationalization.

Exposing this insidious scheme, and supporting local police who protect and serve their fellow citizens, is the purpose of the special September 21 issue of The New American we are now working on. We will have more to say about this special issue in the October Bulletin, particularly its use as a tool.

Action Summary

• Use the August 24 (“Standing Against Defeat”) issue of TNA as a tool to defeat the enemy of defeat- ism. (To order additional copies of this issue, go to ShopJBS.org or call 1-800-342-6491.)

• Stay tuned for our upcoming September 21 special issue in support of our local police. n

IX. Pending Legislation

by Larry Greenley, Director of Missions
Legislative Action Alerts on JBS.org

Click here on  “Act Now” to see our full list of online legislative action alerts for both Congress and state legislatures. You can also click on “Contact Elected Officials” under “Act Now” to find phone numbers and office addresses for your representative and senators in Congress and your state representative(s) and senator.

Oppose Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)
Phone and email your senators (202-224-3121) and representative (202-225-3121) in opposition to TiSA. Read “Stop the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)” on page 4 for more information. Email your con- gressmen in opposition to TiSA by going to JBS. org, clicking on “Act Now,” then “Federal Legislative Action Alerts,” and then “Stop the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA).

Oppose Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) & Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Please read “Keep US Out of EU-style Pacific & Atlantic Unions,” posted on JBS.org on July 22, 2015, for the latest information about our campaign to stop the TPP and TTIP and a link for emailing your representative and senators in opposition to these sovereignty-destroying “trade” pacts. You can also get the same information by going to JBS.org, clicking on “Act Now,” then “Federal Legislative Action Alerts,” and then “Tell Congress to Oppose the TPP & TTIP Deals in Order to Keep US Out of Pacific & Atlantic Unions.” This action alert provides the phone numbers for your senators and representative along with a pre- written, editable email message.

If you don’t have Internet access, read “Expand Our Beachhead in Congress!” on page 4 of the August 2015 JBS Bulletin for more information about the TPP and TTIP “trade” pacts and how to oppose them.

Oppose the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons
Phone and email your representative (202-225- 3121) and senators (202-224-3121) and request that Congress put an end to U.S. participation in the UN’s Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons on the basis that it would lead to disarming American citizens. Read “Want to Own a Gun? Help to Get US Out!” on page 4 for more information. You’ll also find an email set up to send to your con- gressmen by going to JBS.org, clicking on “Act Now,” then “Federal Legislative Action Alerts,” and then on the appropriate alert.

From the Hopper:
oppose con-con Resolutions in State Legislatures See July 2015 Bulletin. 

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