The John Adams Society (JAS) holds various discussions and debates at the University Club of St. Paul throughout the year. This group exists to provide a forum for conservative political and philosophical debate, but it is not a political organization. At the present moment, the JAS has about 100 Members representing a broad spectrum of professions and varieties of conservative philosophies, even spanning political parties. Its membership includes lawyers, businessmen and women, MN legislators, students, scientists, and political activists, among others. Past guests at society debates have included members of the state legislature and candidates for high political office. The political philosophies represented in the Membership include traditionalists, libertarians, religious conservatives, free marketeers, and a great many other varieties of conservative thought which are difficult to cubbyhole.
Debate topics are chosen so that a conservative could reasonably fall on either side of the issue. The John Adams Society tries to obtain a balance between political, issue-oriented topics, and those with a more philosophical bent.
Please visit the John Adams Society website
for more information about past debates, upcoming topics, and how to become a member. University Club members are welcome to join in the debates.