Now Is the Best Time to Join AMAC!

If you are a member of AARP, you may want to rethink that organization. AARP was once a respectable voice for the interests of seniors. Unfortunately, they have become an arm of the liberal movement in America and have lost touch with their mainstream members. The conservative alternative, AMAC, is worthy of your consideration. I urge you to join this worthy organization for those 50 and over.

If you fit this age category, you may have joined or have received appeals for you to join the American Association of Retired Persons, or AARP. For many years, they have lobbied Congress on issues related to the 50+ demographic. They offer appealing services and discounts for such things as travel, dining, insurance, health services, etc. I paid their reasonable fee and joined the organization as soon as I crossed that half-century mark. Then, a few years ago, I began to see some things in their literature and magazine that troubled me. They led the charge in promoting Obamacare. They have maneuvered against President Trump on almost every political issue. The further I looked, more was revealed about their liberal institutional values and principles. They support abortion and LGBT initiatives. They are leftist leaning in almost every aspect of their operations. Since most of us 50+ folks are conservatives, I had to conclude that AARP, while benefiting us in some ways, is working against the majority of us on issues that really matter. Then I began hearing about the Association of Mature American Citizens, AMAC.

AMAC was founded twelve years ago by a great patriot and Christian business man, Dan Weber, and has grown to two million members. Its values and principles are conservative, and it advances both God and country. AMAC has an active operations office in Washington, D.C. and administrative offices in New York and Florida. Its lobbyists work aggressively on Capitol Hill in the interests of the 50+ population. They are working to support conservative initiatives in general. They offer essentially the same services and discounts as AARP for the same low annual fee. You will also get the great bi-monthly AMAC Magazine filled with articles and opportunities for retirees and those approaching retirement.

Now for the exciting news! During this holiday season you can get your first year membership free at conservative radio personality Ben Ferguson’s website, https://benfreeonline.com. AMAC is a major sponsor of the Ben Ferguson Show.

AMAC’s political action strategy includes a unique grass roots effort. An AMAC volunteer delegate has been appointed for each Congressional district across America. I am the delegate for Arkansas’ 4th District. Like other delegates, I am obligated to meet with my Congressman, Bruce Westerman, periodically to discuss issues of importance to seniors and to promote AMAC’s position on those issues. This helps keep our country’s Congressmen focused on their senior constituents. I am fortunate that Congressman Westerman is a strong conservative and a proud AMAC member.

AARP has been around for many years and has a large membership. Their sheer size gives them a significant advantage in Washington. Therefore, it is important that conservatives shift this lobbying power balance away from AARP and toward AMAC. So, if you are on the back side of 50, I urge you to go to AMAC’s website, https://amac.us, read all about it, and become a member. It’s an outstanding organization working on your behalf. Remember, the first year is free if you go to https://benfreeonline.com. Do it now before the promotion expires. There is nothing to lose in this one-year free trial period. Help AMAC work for you and your fellow senior adults.

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War on Christmas

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I know. I know. Do we have to get into this Merry Christmas issue again at every Christmas season? Well, yes, if you have any concern for the gradual chipping away at our American values, traditions and culture. Yes, if you want to protect our society from the ACLU’s obsession with political correctness and the courts’ anti-Christian over-interpretation of the First Amendment. However, we don’t have to protest and boycott to make our heart-felt point. Just bid a loving “Merry Christmas” this year to everyone, and you communicate your faith in Christ and your celebration of His birth. Here are some further thoughts.

The expression, “War on Christmas,” comes from the early 2000’s  when prominent conservatives, including Bill O’Reilly, took issue with many retail stores. The stores were mandating their internal use of “happy holidays” or other generic greeting in place of any reference to Christ in Christmas. This evolved as American culture was becoming increasingly paranoid about personal offenses and political correctness. It was also about the time Christian symbols such as nativity sets in public places were saturating the courts as opposing the First Amendments prohibition of the establishment of a national religion.

Over the following few years, almost any attempt to connect Christ with Christmas was considered by many liberal leaders and judges as illegal or as undue pressure on innocent victims. Even many conservative Christians ceased displaying Christmas symbols in public places and saying “Merry Christmas” for fear of receiving the undesired present of legal challenges at most or offending someone at least. Today, it seems that we aren’t seeing as much hateful speech or protests around this issue. There are fewer news topics about removing Christian symbols from public places. However, I’m convinced this is not because liberal sentiments have waned, but rather because conservative Christians have become more accepting of these illegitimate restrictions.

Should we conservative Christians be more resolved to counter the opposition often forced on us by those who perceive trivializing Jesus Christ is not a big thing? It’s a very big thing, and I believe He expects His followers to keep Him famous among the people. If you choose to protest in some way, that is understandable and certainly your right to do so. If you choose to wear a button that marks out “happy holidays” and adds “Merry Christmas,” that is fine, too. However for me, I choose to simply say, “Merry Christmas to everyone and often during this Advent month. Every store clerk, office assistant, and restaurant server will get my verbal “Merry Christmas.” This is a great way to share your faith with someone who may be searching for truth. If someone says “happy holidays,” I will smile and reply, “Merry Christmas as if to gently correct the error.” My emphasis will be recognized. If I am shopping in a store that has lots of holiday greetings, but no “Merry Christmas” anywhere, I will express my disappointment to the clerk and, if I feel led, will take it up politely with the manager. If you choose this approach, such respectful, but emphatic, actions will find their target without your being identified as just another one of those conservative Christian Christmas fanatics.

Merry Christmas!

 

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