The John Adams Society

Theodore O. Olsen

Chairman

Christopher T. Wolff

Secretary

G. Larry Colson Jr.

Chief Whip

Katey Haflund

Chancellor

SEPTEMBER 2015

“The trumpets loud clangor excites us to arms.”

— John Dryden

TRUMP IS A CANDIDATE exposing the Republicans ineffectiveness. Sure, Democrats are taxing and spending immoralists, but Republicans claiming to defend the interests of decent Conservative American taxpayers have repeatedly betrayed them at every turn. Americans are tired of the GOP's spineless war on conservative issues. Why not admit that it has always been about the economics, not the more important questions? And someone who isn't always trumpeting the moral issues might engender a few more Independent, Tea Party and Libertarian voters to go along. What about the Neo-Populists?

Because of the difficulty to play, the trumpet is the aristocrat of the baroque orchestra. As a brass instrument, it can easily drown out all the rest of the instruments in the orchestra.  Trumpets have been heard around the world. Trumpets even crumbled the walls of Jericho.

ON THE OTHER HAND, the other candidates are rumored to be accomplished musicians as well.  Who wants a president who goes around calling people perverts and sleazebags? His scaremongering should strike fear in the hearts of everyone who loves liberty. Trump's conservative ideology is questioned, and he was after all, a Democrat. Could Trump be a stalking horse for Clinton, there to sabotage the GOP? If Trump does win the nomination, could he beat the Democratic nominee? Then again, only someone who has served as a Washington insider should be qualified for the presidency. 

THE CHAIRMAN, who fears that this could be the one of the seven trumpets of the apocalypse, has called a debate to settle the question:

RESOLVED: Trump's Trumpet Trumps.

The Debate will be held on September 16, 2015, 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.