Sam Adams Alter-ego
Meet Tom Niewulis (the Younger)
Tom has been engaged in the political arena for over thirty years. During this journey he has had a heart for the founding of the United States from her historical beginning. Even while on active duty in the military, Tom began an intimate study of the Constitution as originally established and then as amended. The search for the truth about our national heritage is a long and worthy study if one desires to understand our culture, economic and political establishments. One great influence to the early steps of the journey were in the 70’s when Dr. Francis Schaeffer was teaching that Christians and Pastors were responsible to engage in the cultural and political renewal of America. As it was at the time of the Founders, the revival of the hearts of Americans to God would foster the renewal of Constitutionalism based on the morality and virtue defined by the majority of Founders including Ben Franklin.
Tom has read many original documents of the founders of the nation. He has found that much that has been written in modern history is not what the founders of America said or intended. The most incredible discovery has been that the original Founders never called for a separation of church and state. What they did not want was a government run religion. In fact, Samuel Adams was a strong proponent of religion in every aspect of society. He ensured that there was a strong religious tone in the 1789 Massachusetts Constitution. The original Founders did not disagree with the individual states having a state religion or motivated towards a particular sect. They just wanted to ensure that individuals were free to worship in a multi-denominational perspective. Article II of the original Massachusetts Constitution read: “It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly and at stated seasons, to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or for his religious profession or sentiments, provided he doth not disturb the public peace or obstruct others in their religious worship.”
Tom became interested in Samuel Adams about ten years ago when he first studied the Firebrand of the Revolution. Tom and Mr. Adams have many things in common. Their common perspective on Christianity, their love of their country, their desire for truth in Liberty and the desire to ensure that the country would sustain a path that would honor those who set the course for the Republic from before its inception.
Tom has a technology and business background. He has been a senior executive in a fortune 1,000 company and well as a serial entrepreneur. His early education was of the classical nature studying Latin, and other romance languages as well as hard sciences. His graduate education is in Physics, Behavior Science, Organizational Development and Telecommunications Management.
Tom brings his alter-ego to life through Samuel Adams Returns. Tom speaks Samuel Adams words since the great writer and political mind experienced every nuance of what affects personal, business, economic and political life. Known as the Father of the Revolution, Samuel Adams returns to stirs the minds and hearts to the Founders reason and purposes for self-governance. Samuel Adams said, “It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds.”
We The People must be reminded of the truth of the Founders experience in defining our Republic. We must hear their words and know that the situation of their time was not only for then but for Now! As the Proverb Says, “There is nothing new under the sun.”
Why “the Younger”? You’ll have to ask Tom for that story.