BOHEMIA, NY, Dec 14 – “Rancor and resentment will not turn the clock back,” said Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “But active commitment to conservative principals and traditional American values will deter those who would lead the nation on a path to a socialist future.”
Weber made his comments in response an acrimonious backlash in some parts of the country resulting from President Obama’s re-election. He cited a recent edition of London’s Daily Telegraph that published a “scathing commentary” on America’s post-election blues. It stated that “disgruntled conservatives are making plans to oppose his every move over the next four years.” The article is an “ugly view from abroad” that causes concern over our national resolve to remain a viable economic and political model for the world.
“We may have lost the presidential election but we did not lose our ability to resist unwelcome intrusions into our lives by ideologues who would have us abandon the legacy of our Founding Fathers.”
The AMAC chief urged the association’s half-million members to use their “power as voters” to help put the U.S. back on course. “Supplement AMAC’s ongoing national efforts to ensure that Congress gets it right for seniors and the next generations of citizens. Nag your elected local and national representatives, if you must. Tell them that ‘we’re mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore,’ to quote Paddy Cheyevsky.”
Weber pointed to the “wins” we are achieving. For example, he said, Michigan this week chose to become a right-to-work state diminishing the liberal cause there. Indiana passed right-to-work legislation earlier this year. So far, 24 states have opted to allow workers freedom of choice when it comes to paying union dues.
Meanwhile, Weber noted that 18 states have already opted out of Obamacare and that more are bound to join them before this week’s deadline for a decision.
“These developments are part of a coherent resistance movement designed to protect our individual rights and create fiscal sanity in Washington. But it is up to each and every one of us to care enough to win in the end. You don’t make the laws, but you elect the people that do. Thus, you have power as a voter and we are urging you to use it,” Weber concluded.
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