The John Adams Society

Theodore O. Olsen


Christopher T. Wolff


G. Larry Colson Jr.

Chief Whip

Katey Haflund


APRIL 2016

"Love thy neighbor, yet don't pull down your hedge"

- Benjamin Franklin

AS A SOVEREIGN country, our borders must be secured.   Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and now Hungary have all built their versions of anti-immigrant fences along their borders.  Israel's wall caused suicide bombings to drop from 55 in 2002, to 1 in 2007.  Mexico is sending us its people and they're not sending their best. They're sending people who have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with them. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. Some are rapists. Many are even victims of crime by the Coyotes who exploit them.

There should be a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.  This is only sensible, and it’s finally facing reality.  Muslim radicals could and probably are infiltrating the migrant populations.  Doing background checks on them would be expensive and unreliable especially when credible sources and historical records would be hard to come by and could even be fraudulent.  The US has never had an open border immigration law since the Alien and Sedition Acts were signed into law by John Adams in 1798.  Legalized Immigrants will become permanent Democrats.

ON THE OTHER HAND,  the Statue of Liberty reads: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me”.  Are we to strike these words?  This February, Pope Francis said people who only think of building walls, and not bridges are un-Christian.  Most Americans are still Christians.  Mexican immigrants are hard-working people and just looking for better opportunities.  Mexican immigration is slowing down, and Mexican immigrants only take the jobs no one else wants.  Immigrants, legal and illegal, actually add billions of dollars to the US economy.  Most Muslim immigrants are looking for asylum from the disastrous situations in the Middle East.  Assimilating these new immigrants is no worse than it ever was, as most of them already share our basic family values.

THE CHAIRMAN, who recently installed razor wire on his backyard fence, has called a debate to settle the question:

RESOLVED:  Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

The Debate will be held on April 20, 2016, 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) 269-1890 or the Secretary at (651) 494-9008.