The John Adams Society

G. Larry Colson, Jr.

Mark Sanquist

Peder Mewis

Susan Smith

Chairman Secretary Chief Whip Chancellor

September 2009

I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?

- Benjamin Disraeli

WE, The people, are in revolt. It's a peaceful revolt, but we are clearly rejecting any further trillion-dollar bailouts, stimulus packages, and take-overs of every industry in sight. We have soured on big government. Yet the people are leaderless, and so is the opposition party. The usual GOP suspects are avoiding the limelight, waiting to see if this is just a passing fancy. Sometime soon they will start crawling out from under their rocks, each claiming to be the leader of the parade. Those who built their careers claiming they could do big government on the cheap will now claim they can give us small government. If we follow them, we will be doing again what we have done before, hoping somehow it will turn out differently this time. Insanity!

We need a leader who can preach the gospel of small government from his heart, not his teleprompter; someone with experience in government and with a track record of opposing ever bigger government; someone who saw the current problems coming, and warned us about them before it was too late; someone who opposed big government when everyone else was lobbying for a favorite handout. We have such a leader: Ron Paul.

ON THE OTHER HAND, Ron Paul has run for President twice without gathering much support beyond a small, but dedicated, following. He could not get enough Republican votes to defeat the New York Times' favorite Republican, John McCain. Could he really rally the nation against the Democrats? Even now, with people marching on Washington rallying for the cause he champions, Dr. Paul remains mostly unknown, and unheard.

THE CHAIRMAN, new to his position and thinking he now wields real power, has called a debate to settle the question:

Resolved: Only Ron Paul Can Lead the Republicans Back to Sanity.

The Debate will be held on Wednesday September 23, 2009 at the University Club, 420 Summit Avenue, in Saint Paul. The Chancellor will preside over drinks beginning at seven o'clock p.m. The debate will begin at half past seven. While there is no dress code for attendance, gentlemen who wish to speak must wear a tie; ladies should adhere to a similar sartorial standard. For those gentlemen who arrive tieless yet wish to speak, fret not: the Purveyor of Ties will keep on hand at least one of his quite remarkable ties for just such an eventuality. Questions about debate caucus procedures or about the John Adams Society itself may be directed to the Chairman at (612) 384-6776 or the Secretary at (952) 887-2553.