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Melvin R. Welch    Mark S. Sanquist     Christopher T. Wolff       Marina Wolff

Chairman                   Secretary                Chief Whip                Chancellor  

September 20, 2023

Location: Burger Moe’s, St. Paul

In a democracy, the individual enjoys not only the ultimate power but carries the ultimate responsibility.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          —Norman Cousins

POLITICAL LEADERS, CORPORATE EXECUTIVES, AND SOCIAL MEDIA "INFLUENCERS" all hold considerable power. Some control the power of government, some hold economic power, and some can sway public opinion. Their power is part real, but mostly an illusion. They can prosecute you if you disagree with them or if you might beat them in an election; they can set the prices on what you buy; they can ban you from social media for disagreeing; they can even get young people to film themselves performing stupid stunts. But all leaders are powerless without followers, and much of the country still loves America. When the left canceled and boycotted Goya Foods and Chick-fil-A both had sales increases; when people got fed up with transgenderism, Bud Light’s sales plummeted.

Local engagement rarely seems momentous, but mighty Oaks grow from little acorns. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, leading to the Montgomery Alabama bus boycott, which brought national attention and support to the Civil Rights movement. In India, Gandhi went on several hunger strikes, galvanizing a nation. Eventually the United Kingdom granted independence to the “jewel in the crown.” Some troublemakers threw a shipment of perfectly good tea into Boston Harbor, and a few years later we created the country and Constitution that we love. We must engage in local action every day to save America. Don’t wait for a grand plan for how our local engagement is going to work out; we need to be active!

ON THE OTHER HAND, the left holds some real power. Consider some recent and current projects: ordering businesses to shut down; mandating vaccinations and useless masks; “mostly peaceful” protests that burned down cities; organized looting; the open border; imprisoning anyone connected to the January 6th protest; and they are prosecuting their political enemies while protecting a corrupt figure-head President. The left seeks dictatorial power. They think they are close to having it, and they will not give up easily or quietly. Without a national fight we will lose America!

The Chairman, perhaps worried his new position puts him in the ruling elite, has called for a debate:

RESOLVED: Local engagement will save America.

The Debate will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Burger Moe’s, 242 West 7th Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. The Chancellor and Chairman encourage people to arrive before 7 o’clock p.m. and to thank our host venue by spending money while partaking of food and drink. The debate will begin at half past seven.

Gentlemen who wish to speak must wear a tie, and ladies are asked to uphold a similar sartorial standard. For gentlemen arriving sans tie yet wishing to discourse on the resolution, the Purveyor of Ties will have on hand several from his remarkable collection. Questions regarding caucus procedures or about the John Adams Society may be directed to the Chairman at (612) 741-3272 or the Secretary at (651) 552-8744.