Wednesday, December 2, 2009

E-mail to AARP

A friend of mine forwarded me this e-mail that a lady had sent to AARP. I think this lady is now one of my favorite people ever. Read the whole thing.

This letter to the AARP says it all. It is a must read regardless of
your age. Some people just make sense in what they say. This lady
certainly does.

This was sent to Mr. Rand who is the Executive Director of AARP

Dear Mr. Rand,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed
membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were
looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our
gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a
deepening lack of faith..

While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and
have long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no
longer endorse it's abdication of our values. Your letter specifically
stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the
voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on
important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial
view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two
parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is
probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are
diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy
which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior
demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give
our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own. AARP
gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist
politics practiced by the Obama administration and empowered by AARP
serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to
contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!

We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the
guiding forces whom we expected to map out our senior years and leave
your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment
with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem
anymore by renewing our membership. There are numerous other
organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life
or offending our sensibilities.

This Presidential Administration scares the living daylights out of us.
Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage,but
even more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has
rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a
nonfiction scare tactic. I have never in my life endorsed any militant
or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don't have
to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence.
Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the
voice of the Socialist mindset in power. Perhaps I became American by a
great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood
I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as
the responsibilities it requires.

Your website generously offers us the opportunity to receive all
communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Someone has broken into our
'house', invaded our home without our invitation or consent. The
President has insisted we keep the perpetrator in comfort and learn the
perp language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them.
I DON'T choose to welcome them.
I DON'T choose to support them..
I DON'T choose to educate them.
I DON'T choose to medicate them, pay for their food or clothing.
American home invaders get arrested.
Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on
American soil that Americans do not get?
Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others
only have to break & enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country,
averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more
people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good
folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE
supporter of the current administration. One of us is out of touch with
mainstream America. Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have
more faith in it than one which is power driven.

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and
will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address
book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make
a credible statement to you.. I am disappointed as hell.
I am scared as hell. I am MAD as hell, and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy
Miller Farms Equine Transport

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