The John Adams Society

Joshua R. Regnier


Theresa R. Paulson


G. Larry Colson Jr.

Chief Whip

Katey Haflund



“The greater the ambiguity, the greater the pleasure”

 ―  Milan Kundera

A ROARING FIRE, A GLASS OF NOG, AND COOKIES. Pass the freshly baked, golden brown, iced sugar cookies. Don’t forget the Rosemunnar cookies with lingonberry jam. Hand over the lemon bars, cherry bars, fudge and gluten-free gingerbread men dotted with cinnamon candies. We could all eat some of those pretzels covered in candy bark. Please keep the glass of eggnog overflowing. 

Under the tree are presents which need unwrapping. Bells hung ring jing-a-ling. Don your finest garments, or ugliest sweaters. Sing carols and make joyous conversation. We will roast our turkeys and then our family and friends. So, before the end of the evening, pass the cookies and relax a bit.

ON THE OTHER HAND, merriment is hard work. Someone must wrap the presents. Someone must buy the food. Spilt eggnog is an unruly mess. The sugar, fat, and oils in such treats will give heart attacks to all who consume.  The children will be spoiled by presents. Those cookies were made with rat-poison-laced-DNA grains made by GMO’s. Lastly, cookies don’t bake themselves!

THE CHAIRMAN, returning with a platter of red and green treats bought in Colorado, has called a debate to settle the question.

RESOLVED: Pass the cookies!

The Debate will be held on December 17, 2014, 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. There is no dress code, however gentlemen who wish to speak must wear a tie; ladies are encourage to adhere to a similar sartorial standard. For those gentlemen arriving sans tie yet wishing to discourse on the resolution, the Purveyor of Ties will keep on hand several remarkable selections. Questions regarding debate caucus procedures of about the John Adams Society itself may be directed to the Chairman at (651) 321-8414 or the Secretary at (651) 321-8896.