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AMAC Thanksgiving Message: Give Thanks for Our ‘Precious Privileges’ and Join the Fight to Protect Our Rights

‘War is being waged against those who would preserve our Constitutional Democracy and the legacy of our Founding Fathers’ –  

BOHEMIA, NY, Nov 23 – Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens Americans, called on AMAC’s half-million members and all Americans to take time this holiday season to give thanks for our First Amendment Rights and to join the fight to “preserve these precious privileges.”

For the first time in the nation’s history, the “inalienable” right of religious freedom came under attack in 2012 when the Obama administration ordered faith based institutions to obey his rules regarding contraception and abortion.  “Obamacare does just that.  It imposes onerous penalties on church run hospitals and schools if they don’t accede to his interpretation of religious beliefs and provide contraceptive and abortion coverage in their employee health care plans,” he explained in a Thanksgiving Day message.

“Bear in mind, our concern may be focused on the right of free exercise of religion, but it goes beyond that.  What’s next—freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, the right to petition for a governmental redress of grievances,” he asked.

Numerous law suits have been filed by churches and by non-religious organizations seeking to expose the unconstitutionality of the Obamacare provision.  To date, at least 40 lawsuits have been filed by more than 110 plaintiffs seeking relief from the contraception mandate.

“Certainly, the issue will be adjudicated,” Weber said, “and almost certainly the courts will rule that the Affordable Care Act mandate in fact erodes a basic, precious personal liberty.  But, in the meantime, it is up to individual Americans to keep the issue in the spotlight because the mainstream media has chosen to marginalize its importance.”

Weber noted that there was barely a mention of the controversial provision during the Presidential Election Campaign, “except to echo the Obama camp’s assertion that its opponents were waging a war on women.  Instead, the real war is being waged against those who would preserve our Constitutional Democracy and the legacy of our Founding Fathers.”

He asked AMAC members and their relatives and friends to “put pressure on lawmakers in Washington with phone calls and snail mail and email messages.  Send Twitter messages and use your Facebook pages to emphasize the dire nature of the issue.  Express your concern that the Obamacare provision represents an insidious erosion of the individual rights of all Americans whether you adhere to religious beliefs or not.”


NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Please contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or to set up a chat.


The Association of Mature American Citizens [] is a vibrant, vital and conservative alternative to those 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.

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Patricia Kappers

If you think Obama Care is bad just so to yahoo and search for Agenda 21 watch the videos. Its all about the environment but the way of life we knew as kids will be gone forever.


What about the type of bullying called gangstalking that is supposed to be a government program of bullying, harassment and abuse of innocent people? Why is this allowed to go on?

Sharon Minton

From the comments above I’m hearing “quit.” Obamacare is not a done deal, yet. There are a number of states that have refused to install the office for stripping citizens of their voices and rights. We, as seniors, must pull together to mount a battle against each state’s government to “hear us”. During this lame duck season, call your state legislators and tell them you do not support their using private citizens tax money, and assuredly not the tax money taken from seniors’ benefits to install obamacare. If the states do not set up the “office” for dishing out obamacare, the “blame” goes right back on Obama’s desk (if it will fit with his feet on the desk). Otherwise it will pile up on the floor until “he’s got some xplaning to do.” The $716 billion he stole from Medicare will not pay for setting up this housing to dole… Read more »

Sharon Minton

I believe we should make our voices heard louder than during the campaign. I am apalled that no elected official has challenged the bias reporting, and monopolized ownership of Time Warner and other big media outlets. The powerful, federal legislation handed down on the big oil companies did not exclusively limit the challenges to the other monopolies of power, i.e., print and electronic media. Fox News generated so small a following that the voice of the conservative people was near silenced. The vast amount of damaging, illegal acts of Obama remain open to charges, and a court in Ocala, Florida is currently adjudicating the dispersion of military secrets by Obama and Biden. Those acts, singley, should pave the way to impeachment, but our House singley, and Congress inclusively, will not bring the impeachment act without loud voice from the American people. This could take a greater march on WA than… Read more »

Douglas Easter

The scheming has probably been going on for some time, but it culminated in the election of Obama. It is hard to say that the center of this activity was Chicago, but with so much of their power base coming from there (Daley, Ayers, Jones, Emanuel, Blagojevich, Obama) that’s possible. The groundwork was already in Congress with the likes of Schumer, Pelosi, Reid, Dodd and Frank. I think George Soros wrapped it all up in one neat package of dollar bills. Their goal? To make America a welfare state, dependent on the government for their food, shelter, phones, education and whatever else it takes to get their vote and stay in office. When Romney spoke of 47% this is the base he was looking at. They are bought and paid for. Whereas Hoover’s Republicans promised a chicken in every pot, they have promised so much more. With control of the… Read more »


The arbitrary and divisive nature of Obamacare will bring forth many more such instances of Constitutional violations as time goes on. This is but the first in many, many more assaults on our Constitutional freedoms.

Jim Mosteller

Pressure needs to be applied to members of congress–House and Senate to get their act together and work together. With a president that has questionable goals and restrictions affecting we the people, it is paramount that we the people unite and express our displeasure of the way things are run in Washington. Time has come when Representatives and Senators need to listen to their constitutients and do what is right for we the people. The grid lock cannot continue; compromise must be the key word and a more business-like approach should be taken by both houses of congress. There are solutions to our financial problems; to our jobs problems, to our healthcare problems, to the defense of our country, to our immigration stance, to our expectation of the performance of our congress persons. A new Amendment should be considered that provides for quidelines for all congress persons. They are: put… Read more »


First of all…AARP will never get me as a member ! What AARP. Did to the american citizens and knowing it as they stood in line for the bidding to force apon the american citizens as washington and Obama did was to force citizens to buy a product !! How dare they ! With their greed is all they cared about,why ? You don’t have to bid at the seat of washington to get specials deals,money to compete.what AARP should have done was stand with the citizens and said no to force a product onto the citizens of 89% said no to Obamacare ! AARP had special interest instead of what we americans the right to choose as we pay officials income.It’s us the citizens who knows what we want as government push and push as our right’s,our way of life to chose what to buy,who and what doctor we… Read more »