Summer Help Arrives at JBS

A number of interns just arrived at the JBS headquarters after finishing school for the summer. One of the interns is Mary Elise Dugan. We’ve asked her to write a little about herself and her family link to the founder of JBS, Robert Welch: 

“While interning with the John Birch Society for the summer of 2013, I will be providing numerous informational blogs.  But before we get cracking on the latest, allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Mary Elise Dugan.  I am a sophomore in college burying myself in political science, economics, business and neuroscience.  In all my spare time, I do extensive research on the happenings of the world. 

While we all know college in itself is a whole different world, you may ask yourself how I am a Bircher and how as a sophomore in college, I am so concerned with the future of this country.  Well… I can answer the first question more easily.  I was born and raised a Bircher; Robert Welch Jr. was my great-grandfather!  No family pressure or anything like that.  On a serious note though, yes, I am his great-granddaughter.  I specifically remember dinner conversations when I was younger about the John Birch Society!  Yet throughout my education, the New American magazine and the Issues page on the John Birch Society website were crucial for my research in classes such as environmental science and macroeconomics.  So naturally, I guess I answered the second question too!  

Just from reading the website and following the magazine, anyone would rightfully be concerned about the future of this country.  Yet, I am also concerned with the lack of concern and action among college students.  While on campuses, College Republicans and College Democrats clubs are offered, it is hard for scholars to apprehend the true occurrences of this country.  My main goal for this summer is to reach out to students on college campuses and help educate them and spread the message the John Birch Society has to offer!!  My generation is the next to embrace society; consequently, with a source of actuality, we will be more than prepared to act accordingly.  I immensely appreciate the support I have been given so far, and I look forward to keeping you updated throughout this summer! 

Forever keep in mind ‘Less government, more responsibility, and –with God’s help—a better world.’”



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