For IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 28, 2010
President would rather go on TV show than speak to 45,000 Scouts
[July28, 2010] [Bohemia, NY] – Daniel Weber, President of the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) today criticized President Obama for skipping the 100th Anniversary celebration of the Boy Scouts of America.
Saying Obama’s decision “looks like he’s putting politics before patriotism, and is an insult to the millions of Americans who participated in Scouting in their youth”
“There will only be one 100th Anniversary in history and it is a shame the President would rather be speaking at political fundraisers and appearing on The View, than speak to our nation’s youth.”
“The ideals we learned about as Boy Scouts; Honor, Trust, Duty, Bravery, Reverence and so on, are not taught in our schools nor are they highlighted on our TV shows, but they an important part of helping to build character for the future citizens of our country.”
Weber said at a time when the influence of Gangs is spreading across the nation, “More young Americans have died of gang violence than have died in both the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. The Boy Scouts are one of the few organizations that help to answer this problem”
“Boy scout officials have been kind to note that the President has allowed two visits to the White House by scouts since his election, so they are not making a big thing about the snub.” Weber said, “But sending a video to them is like sending a video to the troops instead of visiting them.”
The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) is a nonpartisan organization looking out for the interests of Americans 50 and older. It seeks to preserve the Traditional American values of Faith, Family and Freedom and is considered the conservative alternative to the AARP.
AMAC was founded in 2007, now has over 100,000 members and is growing rapidly.
Please visit: www.amac.us
For more information, or to interview Daniel Weber, please contact Dan Rene at 703-869-1146 or [email protected]