America’s Future Is All About ‘The Knowledge And Resources To Protect Our Constitutional Freedoms’

Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024
by AMAC, John Grimaldi
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WASHINGTON DC, May 3 — AMAC’s Bootcamp for Boomers is a workshop providing “the knowledge and resources to protect our constitutional freedoms, defeat the extreme leftist agenda, and take back America.” The most recent Bootcamp hosted by the Association of Mature American Citizens took place in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and included parental rights activist January Littlejohn, Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley, and former Ambassador Carla Sands.

Parental Rights

January Littlejohn is a mom fighting to protect children and families from the harms of radical gender ideology. As she put it, “it used to be that when children experienced distress over their sex, it was due to trauma. Today children, are being taught the lie that they have a so called gender identity that is completely separate from their sex, and that they can choose to be a boy, girl, neither or both.” She said it is an ideology that preys on the vulnerable and can seriously harm children before they have developed the mental and emotional capacity to fully understand the repercussions.

Littlejohn went on to note that she and her husband “reached out to a teacher and let her know that [their] daughter was struggling with this confusion. Well, that teacher turned out to be the LGBTQ advocate on campus.” Even worse, school officials met with her daughter and socially transitioned her without the Littlejohn’s knowledge or consent.

“It’s really important for you to be inoculating your children and grandchildren and what that looks like is teaching them the truth from a young age, whether it’s from a place of faith or not,” Littlejohn said. “We are born male and female and that can never change.  Children need to be told that from very young ages. It’s not a matter of if they will be exposed to this ideology, it’s when this has permeated every aspect of our culture from movies to children’s programming. So even if you homeschool or have them in a Christian private school, they are not safe. I am working with families that are homeschooling their children where their children were exposed online. By the grace of God, my daughter is completely free of any confusion.”

Ranked-Choice Voting

During the election integrity panel, experts discussed the dangers of ranked choice voting, an electoral system that allows voters to rank candidates. Andy Mangione, senior Vice President of AMAC Action, put it succinctly when he said, “ranked choice voting stinks. If your first place candidate doesn’t get a 50 percent majority, [he or she] is thrown out. Then your vote goes to the second place candidate. And, if that person doesn’t get 50 percent plus one majority, they’re eliminated. The process continues until somebody receives a 50 plus one majority. Here’s why this stinks. Vote tabulation is a nightmare. It’s complicated. It’s complex. It’s confusing. We’re against it and we’re fighting to eliminate it.”

Hogan Gidley seconded Mangione’s take on ranked-choice voting. “It’s just completely evil. It may work at the local Moose Club chapter, but it’s not gonna work for a statewide election. In fact, the two states that did it, Maine and Alaska are both trying to overturn it now because they realize how clunky and cumbersome it is.

Gidley is Vice Chair of the Center for Election Integrity at the America First Policy Institute (AFPI). As he put it, “what we saw after 2020 were a lot of rogue governors and secretaries of state and attorneys general and crazy election boards just decide to do things unilaterally without going through the proper channels. And so we built out a system where we have people all over the state in various regions, here in Pennsylvania, but also in the big swing states, Arizona, Nevada, Wisconsin, Georgia, North Carolina, Michigan, et cetera. They work with legislators to educate them on the importance of having good election laws on the books that protect legal votes and legal voters. And we’ve passed laws in something like 32 states at this point. And if we have a state where a legislature will pass something but the governor just vetoes it, like in Wisconsin, what we did was we just said, fine, we’ll take it right to the people. And we put ballot referendums out there.”

How to Win in 2024

Attendees heard from one of the state’s prominent citizens, Carla Sands, who was appointed the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands by President Donald Trump. Her opening remarks received a loud cheer when she declared, “we’re all in this room determined to save our country and fight to save our constitutional rights.”

She said that we live in “the greatest country in the history of the world. And we’re on the razor’s edge of slipping into communism and totalitarianism because of the forces on the left. It’s extraordinary how fast they’ve moved. When we handed the keys over to Joe Biden the world was stable. America was leading on every front. We had peace in the middle East. Now we have such extraordinary disarray and chaos in every part of the world.” As she put it, after the last three years of the Biden presidency “our allies look at us as weak. They look at us as weak because we have a corrupt, compromised president in the White House who also doesn’t seem to be, according to the DOJ, completely cogent. It should be an easy win for President Trump, but it’s not going to be because they’re trying to put him in prison for 700 years. It’s extraordinary. He is locked up in a courtroom, not able to campaign, not able to be out on the trail.”

Before the event concluded, attendees participated in a training session empowering them to get involved and help turn our country around in 2024. As one participant left, she remarked: “I just retired after 30 years. Now I know what I am going to do to make a difference.” That’s what these Bootcamps are all about—enabling American seniors to be the change makers in their communities.

John Grimaldi served on the first non-partisan communications department in the New York State Assembly and is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Priva Technologies, Inc. He has served for more than thirty years as a Trustee of Daytop Village Foundation, which oversees a worldwide drug rehabilitation network.