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AMAC’s Response to Capitol Chaos

AMAC“AMAC fully respects rule of law, stands firmly with law enforcement, and opposes all types of political violence in our civil society. Our Constitution, as interpreted over 230 years, is our touchstone – and should be the touchstone of every American. That document makes clear that political violence has no place in America. Accordingly, violent acts by political extremists against persons and property, public and private employees, private businesses, and institutions of local, state, or federal government should be and is condemned. 

 

AMAC also condemns unlawful activities that endanger law abiding, peaceful protestors who are exercising their First Amendment rights, and which place our brave law enforcement personnel at risk. AMAC recognizes that the rule of law depends not just on non-violence in civic dialogue but also on trust of those elected and confidence in the electoral process. We are committed to the idea of electoral integrity, public accountability, transparency, and supporting ideals that form the basis of our republic.

 

We are reminded that the text of the First Amendment, like other sections of the Constitution, is clear. It reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” We believe this right should be upheld, with vigor and resolve, against any form of public or private suppression, intimidation, cancellation, censorship, or disavowal, including by any form of political violence from left or right. 

 

AMAC believes there has only ever been one America, a nation that puts a unique premium on freedom, equality, civic order, limited government, and accountability of the government to the People. We encourage the exchange of different and controversial opinions, correction of large and small errors, empowerment of all citizens, fairness and honesty in elections, and faith by The People in the truth of self-determination. We are imperfect, but we must strive together for honesty, integrity, and trust – in each other and in our constitutional republic.”

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Phyll
21 days ago

I don’t think the constitution says one way or the other about violence but the founders had a lot to say about tyranny. Here’s something Samuel Adams wrote, “The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.” Rest in peace Ashlii.

johnh
1 month ago

More videos keep coming out, but I cannot believe how many of the rioters used flag poles to beat on police and other people plus used them to break out windows. These people are not patriots , but people looking to damage and vandalize and not to respect the flag. Unbelievable to me, but from now on you must leave your flag at the door & not bring into building as it is deadly weapon of destruction.

Phyll
20 days ago
Reply to  johnh

So what is the answer here. This country was born of rebellion and that needs to happen again. Tyranny cannot win especially in America. Guys like this preach peace, write politically correct articles decrying violence, but if the lefts assault on democracy over the last four years has shown us anything, it is that physical violence, institutional violence, social media violence such as the cancel culture and wokeism all work to achieve their goals. The coup was successful. The government it has wrought is finishing America off. It will take the same to undo that by the time they are done. No matter what the communists and propaganda service media tells you, most of the people who entered the capital building the other day did just that and only that. They came they saw they left. Now after pretty much a year of violence by BLM, Antifa and congressional witch hunts with no condemnation whatsoever, they give the police live rounds and carte blanch to go after conservatives. This is a call to arms in my estimation and they are trying very hard to provoke a civil war by onerous edicts, threats and stupidity that is off the scale of American behavior without any push back from the GOP, news or social media. Why do you think the flag poles carried into battle in the civil war were called pikes or lances, both used in previous wars as weapons? RIP Ashlii.

Denise P
1 month ago

ANTIFA hijacked the conservative protesters peaceful rally! Put the blame on the Left/democrats where it belongs, they are the violent onesf and they incite violence and that is on video.
Leftists liberals looted and burned cities across the nation all last summer and the dems just said, oh well people will do what they will!
Where was the outrage about their Leftist violence? Where were the articles and speeches about that wrongdoing?
Where is the outrage about shooting an unarmed woman veteran? If that was a black person, all heck would break loose! Not one mention was made that she was unarmed; why not use tasers or rubber bullets? and what about the video showing a guard allowing the antifa crowd into the capitol building, its right on video! This was a set up. Dont fall for it conservatives! Stop apologizing and taking the blame for Leftist violence!

SANDY
1 month ago
Reply to  Denise P

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU DENISE. THIS WAS A SET UP JUST LIKE THE ELECTION.

Belinda kasmiersky
1 month ago

I agree with this whole article, I was there also and it was an extremely fun and peaceful rally until antifa took over. I have reviewed the shooting of Ashli Babbitt over and over and to this day do not understand why the 4 ar15 armed guards behind her allowed her to climb through the window to be shot (rubber bullets? No blood splatter on any wall, floor) and then would not allow a medic near her. They did nothing themselves to help her. I cry foul in this debacle. America wake up. Move assets to safe banks, get out of their sphere of internet, and and hunker down. Lets work together to change Congress in two years to loosen their grip on the reigns of power by placing more Matt Gaetz type people there. They must not prevail.

Carl
1 month ago

Just what, if anything, was our Great Republic founded on if not political violence ???
The Founding Fathers didn’t whine and cry to the press and file lawsuits in the courts,,, they loaded muskets and sent lead downrange !!!

Phyll
21 days ago
Reply to  Carl

I agree with Carl completely. In addition, I would say, what is the answer here? This country was born of rebellion and that needs to happen again. Tyranny cannot win especially in America. These guys preaching peace, writing politically correct articles decrying violence, but if the lefts assault on democracy over the last four years has shown us anything it is that physical violence, institutional violence, social media violence such as the cancel culture and wokeism all worked to achieve their goals. The coup was successful. The government it has wrought is finishing America off. It will take the same to undo that by the time they are done.

Brian Garrison
1 month ago

Rebecca Weber’s account of the Capitol riot of Jan 6, 2020, is obviously accurate. From her article and other accounts in the media, patriotic Trump supporters gathered peacefully at the Capitol. At some point, rioters armed with flares and other weapons attacked and penetrated the Capitol. The Capitol Police collapsed and capitulated. 
There is zero evidence that any pro-Trump, pro-USA, pro-Constitution individual has involved in the rioting. Only a dozen or so arrests were made. The names, affiliations, and motives of the people have not been released. We have not heard a peep.
Yet, every major media outlet, including Fox News and local TV and radio stations in my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, is reporting that the patriots were 100% responsible for the violence. In the wake of Fox News’s disdain for its audience I have stopped watching Fox News. 

I hope AMAC and other patriotic outlets will counter this Big Lie. Although Parler is in its infancy, I am glad it exists. It is possible for American patriots to develop “bulletin boards” and other virtual forums to counter Facebook and Google. Such outlets, if they exist, could be promoted by AMAC and other pro-American groups.

Lopegroeg
1 month ago

I am disgusted that our people are so easily fooled by the Democrats and rings and we need to get educated and educate our children and grandchildren. Count me in.

notluf trebor
1 month ago

Violence should not be supported by any one. Surely not where our Capitol is the target.
But how do Americans balance that position, as used against us by the Do Gooders/leftists,
with the fact we send our 18 to 24 year olds off to fight for liberty in foreign lands…is our liberty
worth less?

Does any thinking American not understand that the Do Gooders/leftists propagandize us with
the anti-violence argument while they steal our country with violence and expect us to surrender
our liberty without resistence at the level required to defeat them? Insurgents? Domestic terrorists?
Americans know who’s who.

Terry Hobbs
1 month ago

I truly don’t know what to think about the riot at the Capitol Building. I have read so many things that point to Antifa dressed as Trump supporters infiltrating the protesters. One even said that Antifa came in to DC with police escort. Another said the DC police refused an offer for aid from the National guard which was offered long before the riot took place. Don’t get me wrong I support the police completely. There are so many lies and so much fake news that no one knows what or who to believe anymore. I do tend to believe that ANTIFA was involved in some way. One of the rioters was interviewed on camera and he said he was paid along with others to infiltrate and cause trouble. He said that it was orchestrated by some group. I tend to lean toward believing this one because I saw and heard it myself but was the interview contrived? Who knows. Lets just say something smells about this whole thing and let it go at that.

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Hobbs

Wait. Are you saying that the speakers at the rally were duped by Antifa ?

Victoria Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

Not ‘duped’, just oblivious to and/or in denial of the far right actors who took advantage of their naivete’. There had been NO violence at any of the previous rallys where the Trump team was in control of security. The only incidents were paid documented infiltrators who were summarily escorted out of the venues. The Capitol and local D C law enforcement agencies were in charge in this ‘open’ environment. I believe the ‘front line’ Capitol Police were DELIBERATELY kept uninformed of the intelligence that a mission was planned. The disgraced chief who resigned was either complicit (as a loyal Dem for the ’cause’) or used as a scapegoat by the intelligence agencies who knew all about the chatter that had been openly communicated on the internet for weeks but neglected to inform the very officers who would have to deal with it.

Brian Garrison
1 month ago
Reply to  Terry Hobbs

Thank you for that information Terry.

johnh
1 month ago

Very disturbing that American citizens believe it is their right to attack/fight with police force & have the right to force their way into Capitol & then vandalize several of the offices. And at last count, FIVE people have died during this siege on Capitol and one of them was Capitol policeman that probably died from blunt forces. During the last 6-months , know of similar breach of State Capitols of Michigan, Oregon, and Idaho and this must stop if our elected officials can fulfill their duties without fear from domestic attacks.

maryJane
1 month ago

I lived in Ferguson MO during the rioting. O-bam-a said “keep going” and asked the governor to keep the national guard in an airport hanger instead of helping law and order. Trump said January 6 2021  “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!” Which presidents’s words were more towards inciting violence, which were for peaceful interaction? The president asking for peaceful is now going to be impeached.

Kim
1 month ago
Reply to  maryJane

Not unless he nukes ’em first! Kidding, of course, but Nancy Pelosi wasn’t when she contacted the military and told them not to release nuclear weapons if President Trump asked them to. Do you believe this cr^p??!! “Nancy’s Nukes!”

Dan W.
1 month ago
Reply to  maryJane

How did we get from “I’ll march with you”, to the break-in itself (and five deaths) and then to “Stay Peaceful” ?

Victoria Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan W.

The people that INSTIGATED the storming of the Capitol came PREPARED to do so. The ropes, molotov cocktails, gas masks, costumes and other paraphernalia didn’t just ‘spontaneously’ fall out of the sky because of anything that was said by anyone to the PEACEFULLY assembled throngs who came to support our President and ‘petition Congress for redress of their grievances’. The chatter from the far right, (not necessarily even Trump supporters themselves), about what they planned to do at the rally was flying fast and furiously on the internet for WEEKS. It was a dereliction of duty of our investigatory agencies that they didn’t inform the administration and prepare for ANY contingency. I believe it was DELIBERATE on their part, hoping for just what happened to embarass and discredit the President and his supporters. The Mayor of D C refused to allow the Guard to come into her city for several hours during and after the assault. The relatively few well-trained and prepared instigators knew they could count on many yahoo, fired up Trump supporter ‘useful idiots’ to provide cover for THEIR, (NOT Trump’s!) insurrection. Though many naive and unsuspecting Trump supporters did participate in the malay, I do NOT believe any of it occurred ‘spontaneously’ because of incitement by the speakers at the rally. Trump didn’t say anything he hasn’t said for months and that the attendees didn’t already believe. I’m sorry the young woman, Ashley Babbitt, was killed but she did enter the Capitol unlawfully and was participating in dangerous, unlawful behavior at the time of her death. There are consequences to our choices. I’m even more saddened by the death of the Capitol policeman, Brian Sicknick, who was just trying to do his job to protect Congress and govt. property. The PERPETRATORS should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Kim
1 month ago

I agree with you, that this was a well-orchestrated attempt by outside forces to undermine President Trump’s intent to give The People a venue to show our frustrations. Papers at the FBI prove they knew ahead of time that this was going to happen, and, for some strange reason, security was withdrawn before Trump even finished his speech. I hope the ‘perpetraitors’ will be prosecuted.

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jonjonzz
1 month ago

The American People are feed up, and angry. And its only Growing, not going away.
They are tired of the lies, Fake Russia Hoax, Censorship, Biden’s crimes, double standards of the application of laws, corruption, and betrayal by Democrats, and some RINOS, to our enemies.
Blatant Voter Fraud, and other crimes were obviously committed. Are there any investigations? Inquiries? No! They turn a blind eye to all of this. 75 Million of the People’s votes were Stolen and Cancelled!
The Democratic, Swing State, Courts, and SCOTUS abandoned their duties and responsibilities and “kicked the can down the road” or just went along with their party’s political line.  
Democratic politicians have put people out of business, ruined their lives and livelihood. Given BILLIONS to our enemies and foreign countries, while our own people receive $600 (crumbs according to Nasty Pelosi) of Their money.

Elaine
1 month ago
Reply to  jonjonzz

You are totally correct in everything you stated. The left operates under a communist agenda including intimidation! Look at all they have done to the greatest President ever. They are trying to destroy everything about him even going so far to impeach him so that he can never again run for president. Do you not wonder that if they could do that against the President, just what can they do to you and I, normal God and country loving individuals? Their tactics are clearly communistic!! How are we to protect ourselves?

Daphne Krueger
1 month ago
Reply to  jonjonzz

I agree with jonjonzz, completely. I live three blocks from where the riots, looting and destruction happened in Minneapolis. I thought by Friday it would be calm. I was watching the nearest TV station and they reported our post office was torched and the Wells Fargo Bank. All during the summer months were cities with the same and, notice, they were states with Democratic governors and mayors. When President Trump came, early in the year to campaign in Minneapolis, the mayor spouted of his non support for our president. That gave incentive for the great difficulty for the police to calm the crowds outside of where President Trump was speaking.
President Trump has fought this for his total term and has accomplished so much for all of us. He is a business man so he knows about taxes, so he lowered taxes on businesses, so they could hire more people. Unemployment was as low as 3%.
Were the billions to be given to foreign countries, along with $600. to our people, still included in the final bill ?. I don’t think all people, with income below, is it, $75,000 a year, qualify for the incentive payment. Not all of these people are business people, nor has their income changed.

Suzanne
1 month ago

Thank you for reminding us of how unique and fragile our country ‘s Democratic institution really is.

Jack
1 month ago

We’ll see how you feel after you’ve been shut down by the left.

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