The John Adams Society

Mark S. Sanquist

Ted L. Volk

Peder Mewis
Chief Whip

Susan Smith

October 2010

It is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.

-    Rene Descartes

THE REPUBLICANS HAVE GONE THROUGH endless cycles, promising to be as good as the people want, getting elected, and then joining the Democrats to rob the voters.  Now the Republicans have published a perfectly worded pledge, promising to repeal ObamaCare, and to cut spending (but only to the level set by President Bush and the Democrat-controlled Congress in early 2008).  We have a right to be suspicious.

Republicans know what must be done, but they cannot overcome temptation.  They will consider control of Congress a “golden opportunity.”  They will spend the taxpayers’ money, because that is how politicians get re-elected.  Those making the Pledge were once the compliant legislators they criticize now.  They voted to confirm those overreaching judges.  They plead with a straight face for more trust, but they never apologize for wasting their power and our money when they held majorities in both the House and Senate.  Vigilance tells us "This is fraud."

ON THE OTHER HAND, the Republican Party is being transformed by the Tea Party’s success.  The Tea Party has injected fresh blood into the Republican Party, and sent a warning to the “go-along-to-get-along” Republicans that they should consider going along with the Tea Party.  The RINOs still don’t believe in smaller government, but they have had their eyes opened to the power of the people in a democracy.

THE CHAIRMAN, known for numerous “worst case scenario” predictions that turned out to be too optimistic, has called a debate to settle the question:

RESOLVED: The Pledge to America is a Fraud.

The Debate will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 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 (952) 887-2553 or the Secretary at (612) 247-1212.