The John Adams Society

Mark S. Sanquist

Ted L. Volk

Peder Mewis
Chief Whip

Susan Smith

December 2010

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

- Thomas Alva Edison

WE ARE STILL AT RISK. Although the attacks are less frequent, and are mostly unsuccessful, they continue. This is not the time to make it easier for those who would use our airplanes as weapons against us. The first underwear bomber was caught, but that does not mean there won't be another. The new enhanced scanning technology is but one part of the effort to keep the jihad from blowing up a commercial jet over a city.

Our airplanes remain a favorite target, and the terrorists respect TSA. They are not taken in by the appearance of a frequently dumb bureaucracy that ignores the superior airport screening methods of the Israelis, and that updates its methods only in reaction to past attacks. To avoid getting caught, the 9/11 hijackers used weapons that airport security allowed on planes. We must not rush into civil disobedience and risk further weakening this vital link in our security.

ON THE OTHER HAND, is Obama really fighting terrorism, or our freedom? His domestic agenda converted us to a command and control economy. Soon it will take a good imagination to feel free. On national security he is even worse. He pledged to close Gitmo, and we have seen the first results of the civilian trials for illegal enemy combatants. Obama seems unwilling to identify our enemy, and he has no clue what their motive might be. Is it believable that such an administration wants their hands in our pants as part of the global police action on man-caused disasters?

THE CHAIRMAN, excited by a federally guaranteed opportunity to be publicly groped, has called a debate to settle the question:

RESOLVED: Touch My Junk!

The Debate will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 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.