Sunday, March 1, 2009
Video: Overview Of America
Traditional Catholic John McManus, president of the John Birch Society, narrates a moving tribute to America and discusses the history of what makes America great and how only we, as informed citizens, can keep the timeless concepts of Americanism alive in our Constitutional Republic. This 29-minute video gives you a big-picture vision of why we've enjoyed 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. The first few minutes cover what sets America apart from other countries and makes it the envy of the world. Learn where our American rights come from and how the founding fathers defined the proper role of government. McManus describes the birth of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The next part defines the differences between a Republic, a democracy, and other government forms and where each falls within a political spectrum. Also presented, the rise and fall of ancient Greek city-states and the Roman republic. McManus defines capitalism and demonstrates free enterprise. Finally covered are differences between the monopolistic state-controlled economy and the competitive free enterprise system and how each aligns with a specific political system. McManus closes with questions of what type of America will we leave for future generations and whether or not we will return America to its Constitutional roots.