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AMAC Joins Other Conservative Groups – It’s time for Justice , Not Chaos

We must hold anyone who breaks the law accountable for their actions.

Conservatives are confronting a country at unrest. Peaceful demonstrations over the unjustified murder of George Floyd have turned violent, exploited by individuals and organizations using Floyd’s death to pursue their own agenda of social conflict and destruction.

Some of the videos of the unrest all over America during the last ten days clearly show some protesters breaking the law by looting, for their own gain and, apparently, their own great amusement. Are we to condemn all protesters because of the relatively few arsonists and looters?

One thing remains perfectly clear: The killing of George Floyd was undeserved, unwarranted, and horrific. The officer who perpetrated it, and those who stood aside and did nothing, are charged and under arrest. They should be held to account.

The treatment of George Floyd has raised deeper, more fundamental issues about the character of America and our institutions. America is not a racist country. But we are also not a perfect one.

In America’s story, black Americans and communities of color have dealt with pain and abuse, pain that makes it harder for some to trust the police. And, indeed, like all walks of life, there are bad actors who commit criminal acts.

But we reject the sweeping claim that all of law enforcement is racist. Rather, the majority of police officers – many of whom are black – are noble individuals protecting all the people in their communities.

The unalienable, equal rights of all Americans to life and liberty cannot be secured without the rule of law – and that requires a police force. Defunding the police, an outcome that many now seek, puts at risk those who need this protection most: low-income neighborhoods and those who live there.

The relationship between police and these communities can be strained and distrustful. But it is more vital now than ever that the police – and the communities they protect – engage in the dialogue and communication that builds trust.

Part of securing that trust comes from holding people accountable. President Trump should direct the Attorney General to use the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division to vigorously investigate the actions of police and the ongoing riots and take action against anyone who violates federal law or rights protected by the U.S. Constitution.

America is not racist, and it is not evil. Rather, America, and the American character, are fundamentally good, founded on the radical idea that all men and women are created equal.

Americans continue to strive relentlessly to honor that principle, bettering themselves and their country in the face of obstacles and imperfections. It is this fierce belief in the dignity and equality of all that has made America the greatest barrier to racism and tyranny that the world has ever known.

As conservatives, we remain unceasing in our commitment to these principles, and in our striving to help America live up to these ideals.

Conservative Action Project

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman

Constitutional Congress, Inc.

The Honorable Kay Coles James

President

The Heritage Foundation

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

President and CEO, First Liberty Institute

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

Herman Pirchner, Jr.

Founding President

American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC)

Cleta Mitchell, Esq.

Partner

Foley & Lardner LLP

L. Brent Bozell, III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

The Honorable Tony Perkins

President

Family Research Council

Marjorie Dannenfelser

President

Susan B. Anthony List

The Honorable Colin A. Hanna

President

Let Freedom Ring, Inc.

Lisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

American Legislative Exchange Council

Michael Farris

President & CEO

Alliance Defending Freedom

David N. Bossie

President

Citizens United

The Honorable Scott Walker

President-Elect

Young America’s Foundation

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan, 1985-1989

Steve Berger

Pastor

Grace Chapel

Father Frank Pavone

National Director

Priests for Life

Art Ally

President

Timothy plan

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Charlie Copeland

President

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Kevin Freeman

Founder

NSIC Institute

Seton Motley

President

Less Government

Allen Hebert

Chairman

American-Chinese Fellowship of Houston

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

C. Preston Noell III

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Tom DeWeese

President

American Policy Center

Richard D. Hayes

Partner

Hayes Berry White & Vanzant LLP

James L. Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

Randy M. Long

Founder

Long Business Advisors, LLC

Lori Roman

President

American Constitutional Rights Union

Gary Marx

President

Madison Strategies LLC

Robert Keith Fischer

Meeting Coordinator

Conservatives of Faith

Kent Glesener

President

Paradigm Construction & Engineering Inc

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

Ron Robinson

President

Young America’s Foundation

William W. Pascoe, III

Board Member

Tea Party Patriots Action

Kielle C. Horton

President

The Lindsey Foundation

Joan Holt Lindsey

President

Lindsey Communications

Kay R. Daly

President

Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Ralph Benko

Chairman

The Capitalist League

Austin Ruse

President

C-Fam

Rebecca Hagelin

CEO

United in Purpose

Jon Schweppe

Director of Policy

American Principles Project

Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project

Melissa Kaye Ortiz

Blogger/Administrator

DC Belleon wheels

Steven Ertelt

Editor

LifeNews.com

Richard Manning

President

Americans for Limited Government

Amapola Hansberger

President

Legal Immigrants for America

Glenn P. Story

CoFounder & President

Patriot Mobile

Jay Mount

President

MDS Communications Corporation

Alfred S. Regnery

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

President, Republic Book Publishers

Jenny Beth Martin

Chairman

Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Bridgett G. Wagner

Vice President, Policy Promotion

The Heritage Foundation

Ginni Thomas

President

Liberty Consulting, Inc.

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project & President, Conservative Partnership Institute

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell

President

The Leadership Institute

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

Christopher Malagisi

Executive Director of Outreach

Hillsdale College

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel

U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)

U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

William L. Walton

President

Council for National Policy

Penny Y. Nance

President & CEO

Concerned Women for America

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Founder & President

Dr. James Dobson Family Institute

Marc Little

Chair

Center for Urban Renewal and Education

Matthew Tyrmand

Principal

Matthew Tyrmand LLC

Lee Beaman

CEO

Beaman Automotive Group

Richard Norman

Founder and President

The Richard Norman Company

Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?

Bob Carlstrom

President

AMAC Action

Floyd Brown

Publisher

The Western Journal

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Assistant U.S. Attorney General (Reagan / Meese)

Jason Jones

President

HERO Inc.

The Honorable Gary L. Bauer

President

American Values

Dr. Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO

CorsiNation.com

Kathleen Patten

President & CEO

American Target Advertising

William Haywood Shaker

Chief Executive Officer

Washington Marketing Group

Susan A. Carleson

Chairman/CEO

Carleson Center for Welfare Reform

Marlin Sharp

Field Director

STAND Foundation, Inc.

Dr. Seymour Fein

Managing Partner

CNF Pharma, LLC

J. Christian Adams

President

Public Interest Legal Foundation

Saulius “Saul” Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

Susan Federer

VP

Amerisearch

Peter Thomas

Chairman

The Conservative Caucus

Lewis K. Uhler

Founder and President

National Tax Limitation Committee

Gregory Quinlan

Founder & President

Center for Garden State Families

Elaine Donnelly

President

Center for Military Readiness

Dr. Richard Rounsavelle

Trustee

Media Research Center

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper

President Reagan’s Defense and Space Negotiator & Former SDI Director

Michael J. Horowitz

CEO

21st Century Initiatives

Roxanne Phillips

Member, Executive Committee

Council for National Policy

Craig Shirley

Reagan Biographer

Presidential Historian

Colonel Jack Jackson

Jackie Jackson Enterprise LLC

Dr. Paige Patterson

President

Sandy Creek Foundation

Robert D. Thompson

Former Administrator

The Weyrich Lunch (1999-2016)

Dr. Rick Scarborough

President

Recover America Now

Paavo Ensio

Chairman

Universal Minerals Group

Tim LeFever

Chairman

Capitol Resource Institute

Rob Gluskin

Managing Director

Gluskin Investment Partners

Charles H. “Chuck” Cunningham

Lifelong Conservative Leader and Activist

Grace-Marie Turner

President

Galen Institute

The Honorable Penny Pullen

President

Life Advocacy Resource Project

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