AMAC MAGAZINE: Volume 18, Issue 1 - JAN/FEB 2024

Dear AMAC Member, As we begin the new year, I can’t help but reflect on the hope that 2024 offers for your future and for the future of America as a whole. It’s always been in my nature to focus on the positive opportunities before us  a char- acteristic exemplified by my parents and grandparents, as I can recall my grandmother reciting Philippians 4:8, which says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable  if anything is excellent or praiseworthy  think about such things.” 2024 brings good reason to think on these things and to honor the heroes of our past and those among us who embody these values, including former University of Kentucky All American Swimmer and women’s rights activist Riley Gaines. Gaines, who is coura- geously standing up against transgender men competing in women’s sports, was voted AMAC’s Woman of the Year by our members in our annual Person of the Year poll. I couldn’t be more proud that our members chose such a remarkable young woman. She is boldly taking on the powerful forces on the extreme left, recently writing on X, “Remember, I didn’t ask to be in this position, I saw a problem and no one else doing anything about it. So, I decided I would.” Ms. Gaines pulled ahead of Tucker Carlson, who took second place for taking on the media establishment and fearlessly speaking the truth, and US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who came in third place for his lifetime of defending the Constitution. Another hero in our midst is Tom Homan, former acting director of ICE, the US Immi- gration and Customs Enforcement agency under President Trump, and a stalwart of deterring illegal entry into the country, helping achieve the most secure southern border in US history (see page 30). Tom Homan is the creator of , a website that is focused on border security matters. When I asked him what motivates him, he responded, “President Trump’s going to be my next president. And we’ll secure the border. We’ll lock it down in 90 days. No doubt in my mind. Ronald Reagan said it best. A nation without borders isn’t a nation. Every country has a right to secure their border.” (Visit to watch the full interview.) And then there are the hundreds of thousands of AMAC members, all heroes, whose enthusiasm and engagement have resulted in nearly 750,000 responses to AMAC Action’s “calls to action” campaigns this year alone (see page 42). Multiple state leaders have publicly stated that AMAC Action made the difference in passing critical legislation in their state  particularly election integrity laws. Let us keep our minds focused on achieving what often feels like the impossible. Thank you for your devotion to AMAC; we are so excited to see what we can achieve together in the year ahead. LETTER FROM THE EDITOR A Time f Hope


Chief Executive Officer, Association of Mature American Citizens



Publisher AMAC, Inc.

Managing Editor Pamela Smith Creative Director Emily Z.

Editor in Chief Rebecca Weber Associate Editor Alexa Astuto

Cover Artist Paul Partlow

Senior Contributing Writers

Alex Ayers Bob Carlstrom Robert B. Charles Stephen Fauer, CFA

Gerry Hafer Andrew Mangione Palmer Schoening D.J. Wilson

Advertising Representative Gia Ricottone

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PLEASE NOTE: This issue of the AMAC Magazine went to print on January 9, 2024.

VOLUME 17 ISSUE 6 CORRIGENDUM Please note our added corrections in Volume 17 Issue 6. Page 11 - “rang” should be, “ring.” Page 20 - “Idenity” should be spelled, “Identity.” Page 22 - “or” should be, “of” (Chancellor of the Exchequer). Page 23 - “unphased” should be spelled, “unfazed.”

Rebecca Weber Chief Executive Officer & Editor in Chief

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