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AMAC: Seniors Need to ‘Get Involved’ in The 2012 Presidential Election

‘Help raise the voice of millions of Mature Americans’  -  

BOHEMIA, NY, Apr 27 – “Older Americans can be the most powerful, most decisive voting bloc in this year’s presidential elections,” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, said. “We need to get involved in politics, big time; in the coming months we need to do what we did in 2010 when we turned Congress and the administration’s socialist agenda upside down.”

Senior voters are credited, to a large extent, with changing the makeup of the Congress two years ago. Although the over-50 generation accounts for between 11% and 14% of the population, in 2010 they accounted for more than 25% of all Americans who voted.

“It was a beginning and now we must follow through. The importance of the 2012 Presidential Elections cannot be overstated. Our very lives depend on the outcome.  Think about it. The future of Social Security and Medicare depend on how serious we take the campaigns of the various politicians vying for office—especially those seeking the presidency. Think about the rapidly rising costs of gasoline, heating oil, food and the other necessities of life,” Weber admonished.

The AMAC chief said that participating in the primaries process underway now is not too soon to start. He exhorted seniors to make an effort to understand the platforms of each candidate, to learn as much as they can about their backgrounds, their integrity and their dependability.

“Most important, seek out any hidden agendas they may have. Voters cast their ballots blindly for Barack Obama in 2008, not fully understanding that some of his policies were contrary to basic American values, healthcare being one of them,” Weber noted.

He said voters must find the national and local candidates “who say what they mean and mean what they say,” and support those individuals as best you can. “Contribute to their campaigns, if you can. Volunteer to work for them. Get your friends and families interested and involved. And then, vote.”

Weber cited comments made by Jim Firman, president and CEO of the National Council on Aging, and urged AMAC members and the rest of the nation’s 40 million Baby Boomers to heed Firman’s words: “America’s seniors have never been a group to stay silent. Collectively, they can help raise the voices of millions of older adults and fight for much-needed services and supports for our most vulnerable population.”

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue and other topics important to older Americans.  Please contact John Grimaldi at [email protected] to set up a chat.

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those traditional organizations, such as AARP, that dominate the choices for mature Americans who want a say in the future of the nation.  Where those other organizations may boast of their power to set the agendas for their memberships, AMAC takes its marching orders from its members.  We act and speak on their behalf, protecting their interests, and offering a conservative insight on how to best solve the problems they face today.

Comments (71)

  1. Claude says:

    The Founding Virtues of America:
    Industriousness,
    Honesty,
    Marriage,
    Religiosity

    “No government can render us secure,” James Madison famously observed at the Virginia ratifying convention.
    “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea.”

    The guide to people’s behavior has to come from within.
    They must live by virtues that are like guiding principles of their values based upon industriousness, honesty, marriage, and religiosity.

    For Benjamin Franklin, this meant that “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.”
    “As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” On the other hand, virtue makes government easy to sustain.
    “Lack of virtue makes it necessary for government to be stronger and more prescriptive.”

    “The expense of our civil government we have always borne, and can easily bear, because it is small.” “A Virtuous and laborious people may be cheaply governed.”

    You know what to do. . .

  2. just another old man says:

    All of the issues we citizens may have about this election are eclipsed by another piece of treason!
    Mike Savage released this a few days ago on his radio program.
    Barak Obama has signed a contract with SCYTL company in Madrid Spain. they are an electronics voting processing company Owned by GlobalNet, ( a major contributor to Obama’s campaign ) and George Sores, another major backer of Obama. They bought the previous company, SOE, who handled elections previously.
    They will have all the ballots of the U.S. 2012 election transmitted directly to Madrid and all results tabulated only by SCYTL, with no American oversight or double checking at all. What horrible gall to steal our entire election?
    It doesn’t take much to see that we have lost any control of our own country if they are allowed to get away with this typical socialist scheme.

    Pleas see for yourself ! Log onto the internet and keyword voting fraud- SCYTL.

    Tell everyone you know!

    Why haven’t our representatives said ANYTHING? Do they actually think its a legitament business deal?

  3. Rich Malvestuto says:

    We have to get the word to seniors about the medicare advantage scam the potus is trying to conceal before the elections. How he is using 8.3 billion dollars from the HHS to continue the funding for the advantage plan so the cuts
    in funding for benefits doesn’t take effect in October 2012 like they are supposed to. Using the money will allow the extension of the cuts in benefits to go into effect next year after the election. Basically, it’s a campaign contribution from the taxpayers. He must be stopped and the republicans must do something to stop it. Seniors will be paying more for less and will have to go back to medicare for these benefits.

  4. Angela M. Rosati says:

    Folks, let’s cut the BS…we have to vote for Romney to get obama OUT!!!
    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    AMERICA, STRONG, JUST, HONORABLE!!!!!

    • Joe Keady says:

      I’ll take President Obama to George Bush any day. His brilliance in foreign affairs cost us billions and thousands of lives in a unneeded war and spent millions in contracting out. A strong America with energy policy written by the oil and gas industry that really has the best interests of the country at heart…go for it!

  5. Tom says:

    I must concur with what most of you have said! We are faced with only one choice, and we may not agree with a lot of
    the things Romney stands for, but to say you’re voting your conscience or hoping for a miracle is like adding your name
    to the list that will be the Death Warrant for the USA. And keep your eye on the price of oil too, as the summer looms
    before us… I know, we all want gas prices to drop, but what if they REALLY drop so low and then, watch Obama’s
    approval ratings jump way up! Could they be gearing up for another “September Surprise” like in ’08 with the Lehman
    Bros. bomb? God help us. Pray. Vote. Give your heart to Jesus Christ if you haven’t yet. God bless you and America.

  6. Kenneth R McLean says:

    Obviously Romney doesn’t fit our conservative ideals.If he does get the nomination,as it appears he will,our only hope is that he selects a pro conservative running mate.Even if this doesn’t occur,the worse thing that could happen is re-election of Obama(God help us),not the election of Romney.

  7. Larry says:

    Anyone who would consider either not voting or a protest vote (not for Romney) might want to consider this:

    “If Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind: Justice Scalia just turned 78, Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year, Justice Breyer will be 76 in August, and Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.

    We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court — in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.

    If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Hussien Obama, just consider who he has already put in place.

    –columnist Andrew McCarthy

    This country has paid a terrible price for liberal judges appointed by liberal presidents. Just look at nutty rulings the check judgepedia. The vast majority of insane, anti-American rulings come from Slick Willy and Carter appointments.
    I’m not at all sure this country can survive a 2nd term of chairman BO.

  8. TimO says:

    If you don’t vote for Romney you can tell everyone that you voted for Obama. One is the same as the other. Tell them that you love the Hope and Change.

  9. gmshoemaker says:

    Romney cannot beat Barack Obama. Santorum is out of the presidential race. He is broke. Gingrich is hanging on hoping that Romney will pay his campaign debts in exchange for Newt getting out of the race.

    There is only one man who has consistently provided the answers to our problems. No one would listen. He was called quirky, radical and he was ridiculed for his common sense views. There is only one man that can beat Obama.

    Ron Paul 2012. If Ron Paul does not win, the riots, inflation and debt will bring an economic tsunami that will wipe us out financially and destroy our children’s and our grandchildren’s futures. God help us.

    Gary

  10. Lorrie says:

    While Romney does not represent my conservative values, I will vote for him because, at the very least, I won’t have to fear him.

    • gmshoemaker says:

      Lorrie,

      Ron Paul is the only republican candidate for president that beats Obama in the polls. Romney cannot win against Obama. Voting for Romney is like fighting fire with fire. The Republican Party has brought us 2 Bushes and a McCain. How is that working for us?

      Gary

      • Sherian Palmer says:

        better than obama. I wasn’t afraid I was losing my rights or going to be living in a socialist or islamic country

      • Corky Chadderdon says:

        Who are you kidding? Sounds like a Dem trying to convice us you are a conservative. Paul has no chance of beating Obama.

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