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    ab·so·lut·ism
    /ˈabsəˌlo͞oˌtizəm/

    noun

    • 1. the acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters.

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      • absolutism, the political doctrine and practice of unlimited centralized authority and absolute sovereignty, as vested especially in a monarch or dictator. The essence of an absolutist system is that the ruling power is not subject to regularized challenge or check by any other agency, be it judicial, legislative, religious, economic, or electoral.
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  3. May 25, 2022 · Chloe Swarbrick was worried about free speech absolutism and the need to achieve a balance between competing rights. Labour’s Jo Luxton said she believed in free speech, but … (ah, that “but” word again. It’s funny how often it comes into conversations about free speech). You can read Hansard’s report of the debate here.

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    The John Birch Society from its start opposed collectivism as a "cancer" and, by extension, communism and big government.: 11 It contended that the United States is a republic, not a democracy, and argued that states' rights should supersede those of the federal government. Welch, its founder, infused constitutionalist and classical liberal princip...

    Origins

    The John Birch Society was established in Indianapolis, Indiana, during a two-day session on December 8 and 9, 1958, by a group of twelve led by Robert W. Welch Jr., a retired candy manufacturer from Belmont, Massachusetts, who had been a state Republican Party official and had run unsuccessfully in its 1950 lieutenant governor primary. In 1954, Welch authored the first book about John Birch titled The Life of John Birch. He organized an anti-communist society to "promote less government, mor...

    1960s

    In the 1960s, the JBS was known as a right-wing organization with anti-communist ideology.As of the middle of the decade, it had 400 American Opinion bookstores selling its literature. By March 1961, the JBS had 60,000 to 100,000 members and, according to Welch, "a staff of 28 people in the Home Office; about 30 Coordinators (or Major Coordinators) in the field, who are fully paid as to salary and expenses; and about 100 Coordinators (or Section Leaders as they are called in some areas), who...

    Eisenhower issue

    Welch wrote in a widely circulated 1954 statement, The Politician, "Could Eisenhower really be simply a smart politician, entirely without principles and hungry for glory, who is only the tool of the Communists? The answer is yes." He went on. "With regard to ... Eisenhower, it is difficult to avoid raising the question of deliberate treason." The controversial paragraph was removed before final publication of The Politician. The sensationalism of Welch's charges against Eisenhower prompted s...

    Chairmen and presidents

    1. Robert W. Welch Jr.(1958–1983) 2. Larry McDonald (1983), a U.S. Representative who was killed in the KAL-007 shootdownincident 3. Robert W. Welch Jr. (1983–1985) 4. Charles R. Armour (1985–1991) 5. John F. McManus (1991–2004) 6. G. Vance Smith (2004–2005) 7. John F. McManus (2005–2016) 8. Ray Clark (2016–2019) 9. Martin Ohlson (2019–present)

    CEOs

    1. G. Allen Bubolz (1988–1991) 2. G. Vance Smith (1991–2005) 3. Arthur R. Thompson(2005–2020) 4. Bill Hahn (2020–present)

    Pete Seeger lampooned the John Birch Society with a song called "The Jack Ash Society", recorded on his 1961 Folkways Records LP album Gazette vol. 2. The name is a pun. On the surface, it's changi...
    In 1962, Bob Dylan recorded "Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues", which poked fun at the society and its tendency to see Communist conspiracies in many situations. When he attempted to perform it on...
    Pogo cartoonist Walt Kelly lampooned the American anti-communist movement, and the John Birch Society in particular, in a series of strips collected in 1962 in The Jack Acid Society Black Book.
    In 1962 The Chad Mitchell Trio recorded a satirical song "The John Birch Society" which made its way to no. 99 in the Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed]

    Scholarly studies

    1. Lautz, Terry E (2016). John Birch: A Life. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780190262891. 2. McGirr, Lisa. Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right(2001), focus on Los Angeles suburbs in 1960s 3. Schoenwald, Jonathan M. A Time for Choosing: The Rise of Modern American Conservatism (2002) pp 62–99 excerpt and text search, a national history of the party 4. Stone, Barbara S. "The John Birch Society: a Profile", Journal of Politics 1974 36(1): 184–197, in JSTOR 5. Wand...

    Primary sources

    1. Robert W. Welch Jr. The New Americanism and Other Speeches.Boston: Western Islands, 1966. 2. Gary Allen. None Dare Call It Conspiracy.G S G & Associates, Inc., 1971. 3. Welch, Robert (1961). The blue book of the John Birch Society. Boston: Western Islands. ISBN 0-88279-105-2. OCLC 16903114. 4. Welch, Robert (1964). The Politician. Belmont, Massachusetts: Belmont Publishing. ISBN 99908-64-98-5. OCLC 376165. 5. Welch, Robert; John Birch Society (1964). The White Book of the John Birch Societ...

    John Birch Society in libraries (WorldCatcatalog)
    The New American, JBS biweekly publication which publishes the Freedom Indexcongressional scorecard twice a year
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  5. May 25, 2022 · The main body will define and critically examine key relevant concepts and theories and it might also include examples from case. studies or personal work experience. This section will provide arguments both for and against the theories analysed. The conclusion will summarise key issues and provide an overall critical reflection. Questions

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