BOHEMIA, NY, May 3 – Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, called on Congress to “expose and deal with the obvious breakdown of American leadership. It is a clear and present threat to our future and the future of the next generations and has turned the country into an undependable partner in the eyes of the world.”
“The U.S. economy is anemic, there is growing distrust of America among allies and enemies alike overseas and the moral principles that made our country great are being attacked on an almost daily basis.”
Weber explained that for four years now we’ve been told that the economy is getting better, but “the plain truth is that unemployment and underemployment are at record highs and the private sector is not creating jobs fast enough to remedy the situation because of over-regulation and obstructive laws such as Obamacare.”
Meanwhile, he said, “friendly and unfriendly nations around the world are looking to see if we’ve lost our guts and our willingness to help with violent situations such as the one in Syria. We promised to intervene if the Assad regime resorted to the use of chemical weapons and when it did deploy them, we backed down. There are many things that could be done short of putting boots on the ground and our hesitation makes our allies uneasy.”
Weber also pointed to the “continuing ineffectual probe” of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last fall, which made headlines this week when whistle-blowers threatened to shake up the Obama administration’s “seemingly complacent” handling of the incident.
Several news organizations reported that “at least four” State Department and CIA employees with direct, personal knowledge of the Benghazi attack wish to come forward with “important” information. But, according to Victoria Toensing, who served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan administration and who represents one or more of the so-called whistle-blowers, the government has hampered their ability to tell what they know.
“There are some reports that they have been threatened by the government if they talk,” Weber noted. “If true, it is a shameful example of moral decay as is the FDA’s approval a few days ago of ‘the right’ of girls as young as 15 to purchase the so-called Plan B ‘morning after’ contraceptive pill without prescription or parental consent.”
Dr. Manny Alvarez, Adjunct Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University School of Medicine in New York City who also doubles as a news commentator, had this to say about the FDA’s decision:
“This decision is just another example of how our health care system is broken – and no one is really watching what’s going on in America today. Not long ago, President Obama supported Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in her decision not to sell Plan B to young women. It seems like everything else in this administration changes when there are hard decisions to make. And, as always, these politicians keep looking for a range of options.”
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