Choose Freedom — STOP Common Core is a new action project of The John Birch Society with the purpose of helping to preserve parental control of education by stopping the top-down imposition of national standards on public schools, private schools, and home schools. The website Stopcommoncore.com provides a way for you to learn more about Common Core, then take action by asking state legislators and congressmen to help stop the implementation of Common Core standards in our nation’s schools.
Publications by John Birch Society
"Overview" discusses what makes freedom and prosperity possible, and "Dollars & $ense" provides an excellent tool for teaching Americans about the nature of money and inflation, and how to solve the problem.
Declaration of Independence - Drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776, the Declaration of Independence is at once the nation's most cherished symbol of liberty and Jefferson's most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy of the Declaration was not new; its ideals of individual liberty had already been expressed by John Locke and the Continental philosophers.
One day in the House of Representatives a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose:
"Mr. Speaker--I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the...
This video gives you a big-picture vision of why we enjoy so much personal freedom and prosperity in America. It explains in a simple fashion the different systems of government throughout the world and the different economic principles underlying each type of government — illustrating the great virtues of our unique nation. (2006, 32 min., DVD)