AMAC's Response to Capitol Chaos

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021
by The Association of Mature American Citizens

“AMAC fully respects rule of law, stands firmly with law enforcement, and opposes all types of political violence in our civil society. Our Constitution, as interpreted over 230 years, is our touchstone – and should be the touchstone of every American. That document makes clear that political violence has no place in America. Accordingly, violent acts by political extremists against persons and property, public and private employees, private businesses, and institutions of local, state, or federal government should be and is condemned. 


AMAC also condemns unlawful activities that endanger law abiding, peaceful protestors who are exercising their First Amendment rights, and which place our brave law enforcement personnel at risk. AMAC recognizes that the rule of law depends not just on non-violence in civic dialogue but also on trust of those elected and confidence in the electoral process. We are committed to the idea of electoral integrity, public accountability, transparency, and supporting ideals that form the basis of our republic.


We are reminded that the text of the First Amendment, like other sections of the Constitution, is clear. It reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We believe this right should be upheld, with vigor and resolve, against any form of public or private suppression, intimidation, cancellation, censorship, or disavowal, including by any form of political violence from left or right. 


AMAC believes there has only ever been one America, a nation that puts a unique premium on freedom, equality, civic order, limited government, and accountability of the government to the People. We encourage the exchange of different and controversial opinions, correction of large and small errors, empowerment of all citizens, fairness and honesty in elections, and faith by The People in the truth of self-determination. We are imperfect, but we must strive together for honesty, integrity, and trust – in each other and in our constitutional republic.”