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AMAC to Congress: Deal With the Breakdown of American Leadership

dan-weber‘It’s a threat to the nation and has turned us into an undependable partner in the eyes of the world’ –

 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.”

 

NOTE TO EDITORS: Dan Weber is available for telephone interviews on this issue.  Editors/reporters may contact John Grimaldi at 917-846-8485 or jpgrimaldi@verizon.net to set up a call.

 

ABOUT AMAC

The Association of Mature American Citizens [http://www.amac.us] 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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Richard

It is just a matter of time before America collapses. You can blame it all on obama and his immoral,corrupt cronies who are leading us to destruction. obama has lied about just about everything especially the economy and his stance on traditional marriage. He is indeed the most corrupt and immoral president we have ever had and I’m convinced he is delibertly trying to destroy our economy and create a ultra liberal socialist society with no morals.

Paul B

Prov. 29
2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice;
when the wicked rule, the people groan.
16 When the wicked thrive, so does sin,
but the righteous will see their downfall.

Linda Sax

We have nobody to blame but ourselves. We have let the federal government take over the education of our youth until they are indoctrinated to believe government is the source of all solutions and greatness. Mass media, academia, and the entertainment business are void of critical thinkers. So now the halls of Congress are filled with statists. Even the Teaparty has been bullied into silence. If the left keeps allowing Islamists into the country to build and fill new anti-Amercan mosques ( the majority according to Dr, Zhudi Jasser,) we may not just lose our wealth, we may lose our republic. I know this sounds dire but I truly can’t believe what happened in the last election i.e. the worst president in history got re-elected. President Obama has divided, conquered and is destroying a country that thrived on e pluribus unum, liberty and gratitude to G-d.

Robert McElhinney

Our duty as Christians are to remind our government what there duties are based on biblical teachings .

Lynn Burkhart

Complaints from one of us to the other won’t accomplish too much. I think we can all connect the dots… + Core American industries lost to overseas establishments, eg US Steel, J&L Steel, Textile Mills throughout North and South Carolina, manufacturing of all types… millions of Americans jput out of jobs because our intelligent Congress thought it will help us. Where are unemployed citizens supposed to get jobs anyway? + Where did the trillions of expenditures go these last few years the government spent? I dare to ay that remarkably few, if any of us know who really got the funds. At the same time our children and grandchildren are saddled up with massive debt and will be for at least a few generations more. Another dot. + When the government acts against its own laws, eg the Imigration laws, and also prevents States like Arizona from enforcing these laws,… Read more »

Chuck Rachels

2 Timothy 4 3&4 Says For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away theirs ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. Does this sound like anyone you know, our president, congress, and house, not to forget the supreme court. Thank God for the Christians who are still praying for this country and its leaders.

peter ferretti

Obama has already violated our Constitution about 18 times ! Why hasn’t he been impeached ? Isn’t it because we have a very lazy, incompetent, Republican-controlled House of Rep. ? The only power we have left is to always vote out incumbents regardless of whether they were good, bad , or indifferent. Obama will go down in History as the worst President of all time, but we will be a Third World country by then.

Brenda

We have been a great country in the past because of our morals and reverance to God: but alas this is the only way we will ever be saved and I quote “…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

Philip B.

We have heard all of the foregoing and they are all negative comments but they do not reccomend a way to overcome
the enemy. You can be sure you vote in the primary election for 2014. Don’t vote for the incombent regardless of how
good you think he/she is. Vote for the challenger. In the general election do not vote for the incumbent regardless of
party affiliation but vote for the challenger. If the challenger is not elected you will at least send a message and eventually if you follow the same pattern the challenger will be elected and the incumbent will be out, and we will get
control of our states and our country. STOP BITCHING JUST DO IT

Hastings Lamb

In the military, when leadership failed, was negligent or caused discord it was rapidly replaced. Our government has the tools available to do likewise but languishes in a cesspool of political correctness too concerned about their jobs and “face” to take appropriate action to replace the discordance and poor leadership at the helm for fear of being labeled racist. They seem to have forgotten the oath they took that requires them to place country above all and preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the USA from ALL enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. If what we have currently in the white house is not an enemy of the constitution or republic I do not know what is. We are in sore need of someone to take the bull by the horns and shake the hell out of it to disgorge the besotted ticks and vermin off and return our nation to… Read more »

William Larson

William Larson

If I’m not mistaken, doesn’t Congress open their sessions with a prayer! However, mention prayer in schools and the Political Police will have a field day. Judging by the actions of our legislators, including the President, this prayer is an exercise in futility. It is openly apparent that the country is run by lobbyist money not the sworn intent of “For the People”
as every day we creep toward Socialism regardless of the fact that it has a history replete with failure. It seems that “Greed conquers all”!

Mark Wiley

I think it is great that we are staying out of Syria, one of the few times I agree with Obama, we cannot afford to be the worlds peacekeeper. Let it be.

don charles

we now are controlled by “the Ruling Class” comprised of both dems & repubs. game over….

Glenn Elliott

Great comments, Mr. Weber. Dumping AARP and joining AMAC is one of the better moves I have made. You keep up the good work – you are making a difference and it is a good difference. I’m sending out another email to all those in my contact list reminding them what a good organization AMAC is and that they need to join it.

Winston

The irony of this article is that I’ve been telling people this for years. When I returned to college after spending 3 years in the U.S. Army (straight out of high school) I observed many of my Army brothers getting into drugs overseas. I saw some returning from the Vietnam War as dopeheads and even selling drugs on college campus. Since I was a “Management” major in college, I told some friends around a table at school “we are looking at our future leaders and just what kind of leaders will they be”. Little did I know how much of a prophecy those words would become. It started with Bill Clinton who admitted doing drugs with the famous words “I didn’t inhale” (smoking marijuana), GW Bush was reported to have used drugs, and Barack Obama did drugs in college (if he actually attended classes!). We’ve heard from his own lips… Read more »

Arthur

Same old problem. No ethics, no accountability. And will it change? Not as long as the ignorant masses think there is actually a difference between democrats and republicans who are both bought and paid for by those who really run the show. And why should they change their ways when the keep getting re-elected? Would you?

Lewis Burns

I agree Dan, even our senator Manchin changed to be guttest after he got elected. We can’t trust the republicans, the sup. Court. and the justice dept.The are like Obama who wants to turn out country into a weak,unprotected, third world country.
People of america better wake up and start fighting for our rights.I will do everything I can to get people to vote against Senator Manchin. I just hope we get someone to replace Rockerfeller with some that will be for West Virginia, hopefully a republican and get our Lord back in schools and our government.

Nancy

Everyone has some great points in their opinions, but nothing will happen until the third facet of communication takes effect. We have to act. We know that “We, the people”, are the employers of these self-centered so-called leaders in Washington. Employers should be able to fire if the job isn’t being done. We need to figure out how to fire and do it without waiting for the next election. I don’t believe our vote counts anyway. If it did, why can’t we just have the voters go to the polls and vote? Why do we need Congress to settle which is a red state and which is a blue state? As for not getting involved with Syria, why would a president who bows to the king of Saudi Arabia and denies the Alaskan pipeline so that the Saudis can provide us and charge us whatever they choose for gas get… Read more »

Ernie Wood

Thank you, Mr. Weber, for starting AMAC and being our courageous leader who is willing to let your voice be heard. Keep inspiring us octogenarians to use the power of prayer to back you younger leaders with creative ways to get the Truth to those who have swallowed the liberal kool aid.

Delli Mathews

Do we not elect the congressmen and women to REPRESENT US? I fear that very basic premise has been forgotten. All I seem to hear out of Washington is how we need to protect the illegal immigrants in our country so they can eventually become citizens and how we can deal with Muslim Terrorists so that their rights….whatever that means….are not violated. I don’t know about you, but I voted for representative to speak for my interests, not to represent the illegal invaders to out nation or the murderers of my fellow citizens. I want them to focus on growing our economy and making sure jobs are created so we can get these dependent folks off the government teat. Somewhere the focus of their job has been skewed. The only people our DC representatives seem to represent are themselves first, with Muslim Terrorists and illegal invaders to our nation second… Read more »