I recall when I was young hearing the John Birch Society referred to as something akin to the nazi party or the ku klux klan. But I also remember Sen. Joe McCarthy as being labled a deranged, mean spirited, drunk, crackpot. I now believe that was a gross injustice to a patriot that truly understood what communists were attempting to do to this country. In light of that I'd like to learn more about the John Birch society and what it stands for or stood for. I don't know if it is even around today but if anyone has knowledge of them please enlighten me. Is it a radical group perpetuating un-American ideals or is it a group supporting good sound conservative principles?