A Powerful Letter to AARP

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The letter below was written by Walt and Cyndy to Barry Rand, the executive director of AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). The letter is genuine; it’s been authenticated by Snopes.
If you are a Conservative and a member of AARP, why are you still a member of this organization that has given its support to ObamaCare and thus does NOT represent your health concerns and interests? There is a conservative alternative, American Seniors Association!
Do the right thing and quit AARP, like Walt and Cyndy! Taking America back begins with you and me — with each one of us doing the right thing.
H/t my friend Bob W. 
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 are 
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 its 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 
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 that 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 
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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22 responses to “A Powerful Letter to AARP

  1. Well she just about said it all. I do believe AARP will learn that there are consequences that come with not listening to your base.

  2. 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.
    Not every Spanish-speaking person in this country is here illegally, you know. There are many proud Americans whose first language isn’t English.
    I wonder if this woman is aware of the fact that the “perp” language was spoken in some parts of this country long before English.
    As I posted in the Harry Reid thread, clearly, we have a looooong way to go.

  3. Monte,
    I wonder if you truly get the point?
    Immigrants don’t speak english as a first language DUH! But, they choose to move to a country whose language is AMERICAN ENGLISH! If you are going to immigrate to a country, it behooves you to LEARN THE LANGUAGE….My Immigrant Great Grandparents and Grandparents DID IT!!!!
    It is not the responsibility of NATIVES to learn a foreigners Language, or go out of their way to accomodate them. The result of providing labels in more than one language, English in our case, has been an increase in cost to the consumer for printing costs incurred by manufacturers, and an enormous waste of resources as I have to discard the instructions in other languages as I have no use for them. WHAT A WASTE!!!!

    • Well said, Bob! I’m an immigrant who came to America as an 18-year-old to attend college. Never ONCE did the thought ever cross my mind that America should speak my native language and adapt to me. Minimally, that would be the height of arrogance, rudeness, and ingratitude to the host. How times have changed….

    • She does have a point, but it’s buried so deep in prejudice that I had a difficult time finding it.
      It is not the responsibility of NATIVES to learn a foreigners Language, or go out of their way to accomodate them,
      Very true. Some of my ancestors were too accommodating, never insisted that the English-speaking foreigners who invaded THEIR house learn THEIR language, and consequently ended up losing most of their land and were forced to live on a reservation.
      I don’t know where you live, but here in California, the Spanish language has been an important part of the culture for centuries. Most of the major cities in this state have Spanish names, and of course the name “California” is also Spanish.
      The result of providing labels in more than one language, English in our case, has been an increase in cost to the consumer for printing costs incurred by manufacturers
      Any increase in printing costs is offset by the huge profits generated by non-English speaking consumers. Latinos will become the majority in this state by mid-century; any company that refuses to acknowledge Latino spending power won’t stay in business very long.
      AARP hasn’t anything to worry about.

      • Monte,
        I can’t argue or debate about what I don’t know as far as your ancestors.
        I am a native Californian. When I was born CA. was a state in the USA. I cannot change the history of the world and rewrite the wrongs of the past. However, if memory serves me correctly, The spaniards invaded the Americas and brutally murdered the native indigenous people, brought illnesses and succeded in almost completely destroying the native cultures. They never had the numbers to recover and reclaim their land. Oh yes, I haven’t forgotten that the British, French and Germans came to North America and almost wiped out the native Indians. Like I said I can’t change how we ended up The USA but, there you go, we are the USA and have been for over 200 years.
        As Eowyn points out, she learned English when she came here to go to college. I’m glad she stayed, she is using what she learned to make America a better place for all citizens. I have had many experiences in my life with people in many parts of America who LEGALLY immigrated to this country from all over Europe and Asia, Know what? They all learned English and we had very interesting conversations, many where I learned of the hardships they endured in order to be able to get here.
        The idea that we should accomodate, and I am singling out spanish speaking people, comes from the influx of the ILLEGAL immigrants, of which CA. has said, If you get across the border which we don’t protect then you get to stay even though you are breaking the law!
        Needless to say, I don’t live in CA., oddly enough I live in a state that also has a spanish name, La Florida, go figure!
        “Printing costs offset by huge profits generated by non-English speaking consumers”, B.S. it’s offset by raising the price of the product to every consumer who purchases it. If I remember correctly there was an attempt by Latinos to prove their part of the spending power they hold that utterly failed when it was shown that the day they “didn’t make any purchases” was a banner day for businesses.
        “AARP hasn’t anything to worry about.” We’ll See!!!!!

        • I’m also a native Californian, whose Mexican side of the family has been in the U.S. since the 1880s. Several generations later, English is our primary language. The experience is the same for other immigrant groups.
          English is one of the most difficult languages to learn; I don’t expect immigrants to master it right away. If people want to speak their native languages while learning a new one, that’s their right.
          I live and work in one of the most diverse cities in the world. While commuting this morning, I took special notice of the different languages represented on local business signs: Farsi, Spanish, Thai, Armenian, Korean. One Asian-Pacific medical facility had a sign with seven, count ’em, seven languages in addition to English. A few miles past my workplace are Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino communities.
          My favorite is the now-closed Thai fast-food restaurant with the giant hot dog on the roof. 🙂
          I have no idea which people in these communities are here legally or illegally. What I do know is this: those little ethnic enclaves really liven up the city.
          No, I’m not crazy about illegals coming here, but I’m also not crazy about employers who encourage them by offering work, and politicians on both sides of the aisle who look the other way because the profits those employers make from cheap labor result in huge donations to their political coffers. If you want to crack down on illegal immigration, start with the greedy businesses that hire illegals.
          The Day Without Immigrants did have an impact in SoCal, and it wasn’t just monetary. Traffic was much lighter, and it was the first time in years that I didn’t see immigrants hanging out in front of Home Depot.
          As for advertising in Spanish, it makes perfect sense (and cents) in this part of the country. The most successful businesses here didn’t become that way by ignoring a large segment of the population.

          • Monte,
            I share your observation and sentiments that the diverse immigrant cultures in America have livened up lives, most certainly in cuisine. That is not BobA’s or others’ disagreement with you.
            Our objection is to ILLEGAL immigration because (1) It’s against the law!; (2) It’s unfair to people who respect and abide by U.S. immigration law to apply and wait for their turn to enter legally; (3) It forces American taxpayers to bear the education, emergency medical, and welfare costs of illegals.
            Of course, illegals do contribute to social security, etc. But it’s the unlawfulness of their presence that offends Americans’ sensibilities, which results in American people being FORCED AGAINST OUR WILL to submit to all the attendant social, cultural, economic, and POLITICAL (illegals are now a political constituency) costs and consequences.
            And, most certainly, I totally agree with you that illegals themselves are not solely to blame. BOTH parties, Democrats & Republicans, are culpable for turning a blind eye and refusing to REALLY deal with the problem, despite overwhelming and consistent majorities of Americans being opposed to illegal immigration.
            As an academic, for a time I actively wrote on this subject until I saw that my efforts were futile because neither party had/has the political will to tackle it. On the contrary, both actively aid and abet illegal immigration — the Democrats for political currency (Hispanics have become a constituency); the GOP to please businesses that exploit the cheaper labor of illegals AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF DOMESTIC WORKERS.

          • Monte, Eowyn has covered my response eloquently and concisely. I agree that the illegal immigrants are not solely to blame so we agree on that point.
            P.S. One side of my family has been in America since before the Revolutionary War.

        • I’m in agreement here, in objecting to the medical, educational and social support given to ILLEGAL immigrants; and
          propose again (as I have done in other sites) that, a lot of these financial drains on our society might be mitigated if we STOPPED giving automatic citizenship to every child born in the USA.
          Yes – give citizenship to children born to citizens; yes, give citizenship to children born to LEGAL immigrants, yes, even give citizenship to children born here to LEGAL residents; but do NOT give citizenship to children born to ILLEGAL immigrants, and do not give citizenship to children born to people here on visas.
          If we do away with the opportunity for ILLEGAL immigrants, and visitors, to gain an “anchor” here, as the parent of a newborn citizen, we will also eliminate the concurrent responsibility to educate and provide for theose newborn children as they grow up, along with support for their ILLEGAL immigrant parents. And we can deport the parents without facing the legal conumdrum of sending an “innocent child citizen” out of the country.

  4. Eowyn,
    Thank Bob W for me, I think Walt and Cyndy articulated their letter very well. I am of like mind as I refuse to renew membership also. I have debated writing them about it, but, I am not as eloquent as Walt and Cyndy.
    I have looked into joining ASA, It is an inexpensive membership but don’t know if obamanomics will allow the me outlay.
    Great Post, Thank You.

    • Dear Bob,
      I am overjoyed to see you visiting and commenting here! Welcome to our Fellowship. I have missed you!
      God bless,

      • Eowyn, I really enjoy this site. Thank You.
        To your comment above in response to my comment to Monte, Thank You, I have the utmost respect for you and your accomplishments. If I was going to go to another country for more than a two week tourist visit I would learn the Language before going, it’s just a matter of respect to the residents not to have to accomodate me.
        P.S. I changed my homepage to fellowship of minds.
        Bless You
        Bob A.

        • BobA,
          We on the FellowshipOfMinds are most honored and humbled that you’ve made Fellowship your homepage. We are in the Battle of our time; the future of America hands in the balance.
          Please pray that the Holy Spirit guide us and St. Michael protect us from the dissension and chaos that are the handiwork of the evil one.
          God Bless you, dear Bob!

  5. Hi Steve, Thank You. I like your page on this site. I haven’t really been gone, I stop in every day, just haven’t been commenting.

  6. Steve, Nice to see you too.
    After spending a week freezing in Tennessee I was prepared to handle the cold myself, but, I am crying about how bad my coconut palms look. Last year we had a 1 day short freeze and the palms came back, this year it’s been 4 morning freezes and 1 of those was a hard freeze, I don’t know if they will come back from this.
    I think big AL owes me for some new trees……….Global warming my arse…….:-)

  7. Wow Steve, did not hear about the sinkhole. I wish you good luck that it doesn’t come back. Save some Gore compost for me.

  8. Steve, You are right, cut back and most vegetation will come back. The three trunk palm may be either a Sago or Robellini, Robellini are a variety of Date palm and they tend to come back better than Sago’s do. Sable palms are native throughout Florida and are cold hardy. My Robellini’s looked great until today when I noticed the fronds had some freezer burn. My other Date palms are an edible variety and show no signs of the freeze.
    I like your comment to Monte, she is much nicer to debate with than most libs who comment.
    With any luck, God has made his point and we may have a reprieve for the rest of the winter. I can get by without Gore compost, I’m not trying to come back from a sink hole disaster my friend….

    • I was wondering about that, Steve! That “Sable” sure was an odd name for palm trees. LOL 😀

    • Yes Eowyn, Sable is the name of a palm tree, here in FL. most people call them cabbage palms, the hearts are edible, you can find them sold in cans at gourmet markets. (problem is it kills the palm).

      • OOPS, I wrote Sable, I think the spelling is actually different. Sabal or Sabol, I’m not sure, English is such a hard language….LOL….

    • Steve, Sago doesn’t have spikes on the frond, Robellini has a straight sharp spike on the frond. I’m surprised about the Queen Anne’s damage last year, thought they were more cold tolerant like they did this year.


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