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Frederick County Conservative Club to host Bircher
Come join the Frederick County Conservative Club on July 14th, for our July meeting being held at Mt Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge (site of the big wooden slide). Our Featured Speaker comes from The John Birch Society. Michael Smart has been with JBS since 1995 and will be addressing Cultural Marxism. If you enjoyed Mike Gonzalez from Heritage Foundation at our May meeting in Baker Park and Cindy Rose at our last meeting, Mr. Smart will wrap Critical Race Theory, the dumbing down of our education/indoctrination system and Marxism that has been creeping into our society for de cades into one neat but shocking package!
In case you forgot, the John Birch Society is an extremist group that was drummed out of the conservative movement by no less than William F. Buckley in the 1960’s as “"far removed from common sense.” The Society’s views include:
Seeing a communist conspiracy at every level of government;
Opposing the fluoridation of water;
Opposing free trade;
Opposing the existence of paper money;
Promoting the existence of various conspiracy theories, including the “North American Union” and the replacement of the dollar with the “Amero.”
The focus on zany conspiracy theories is amusing for an organization for which Smart says seeks to “build a moral and informed electorate.”
We are not talking about a serious organization with serious policy proposals here. Even Bob Dylan made fun of them.
One leading Bircher was Rousas Rushdoony, whose core philosophy was a belief in civil government who’s first duty is to carry out a religious mandate to do what God requires as written in the Old Testament, including executions for adulterers and homosexuals. This was one of the core tenants of former Anne Arundel County Councilman Michael Peroutka.
Why the Frederick County Conservative Club would think that having an employee from the John Birch Society talk to them at a time where Frederick County is becoming a more and more competitive county is beyond me. This kind of garbage is going to repulse undecided voters more than attract them to vote for conservative candidates.
Then again, the statists in the Frederick County Conservative Club and their ilk often like to bang their pots and pans, yell at people who agree with them for criticizing their failed methods, make bombastic claims, never do anything constructive to get anybody elected, and then blame everybody else for their inability to have any political success. Having a Bircher attend a meeting as a featured speaker fills a similar role.
I’m not entirely sure what these dorks in the Frederick County Conservative Club think they are accomplishing. But as usual it certainly does nothing to advance the cause of conservatism and, in all likelihood, detracts from the ability for conservatism to succeed in Frederick County.