AMAC calls for peaceful opposition to violent protesters bent on anarchy
‘There is plenty of proof that organized agitators are behind attempts to substitute mob rule for the rule of law’
WASHINGTON, DC, Feb 17 – “Anti-government protesters seek to disrupt the work of our nation’s elected officials on a scale never seen before,” says Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens. “And former President Obama says he approves,”
In fact, Weber notes, 10 days after he left office Mr. Obama’s spokesman issued a statement saying, “President Obama is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country,”
The AMAC chief points to the fact that the protesters appear to be well organized, earning the moniker, Obama’s Army. That’s how the New York Times described the phenomenon.
“It is, indeed, a phenomenon because it is a serious breach of the tradition that former presidents do not criticize their successors, at least not to the extent that the current former president is doing. By his own admission, he is part of an orchestrated movement to turn us into a progressive country. The group, Organizing For Action, grew out of President Obama’s first campaign for the office. It has been given new life in the wake of President Trump’s victory in the 2016 Presidential Election. Its Web site clearly states: ‘OFA is committed to mobilizing and training the next generation of progressive organizers’.”
Weber says that there is “no substantial proof yet” that paid protesters are behind the widespread disruption of the Trump Administration and its elected and appointed officials and supporters. But, there is plenty of proof that organized agitators are behind attempts to substitute mob rule for the rule of law, proof that organized agitators are taking the lead in the violent intrusions at Republican events.
“However, the vicious and unprecedented nature of the protests does suggest that these are not typical activists who show up to voice their views. For example, when newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos showed up recently at a Washington DC school she was physically intimidated. And, it was all caught on camera. The TV news coverage showed agitators blocked her way in a very intimidating manner similar to how a visiting American official might be greeted in Venezuela.”
Weber also points out that violent protests have been disrupting Republican town hall meetings across the country recently. And, he says that even some sympathetic observers are shocked at the ferocity and intensity of the protesters.
“But, at the same time, it is incumbent upon us, the silent majority, to let our elected representatives know how we feel on the issues in a respectful and civil manner. That is why we are growing our grass roots efforts by establishing local Chapters all across the country. We must counter the efforts of these divisive groups with a show of strength and not allow them to have the center stage and create a false impression that the people are behind them. There is no place for violent protesters to be permitted to disrupt our society and we call on law enforcement agencies to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.”
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