AMY CONTRADA
                                 another targeted conservative
about

Amy never intended to write political history and analysis. But the culture wars, as played out in Lexington, Massachusetts, drew her into activism. In the early 1990s, she joined a concerned taxpayer organization and a group of parents opposed to radical sex education in the schools there.

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, she went on to Oberlin College Conservatory of Music as a violinist, later graduating from Tufts University with a B.A. summa cum laude in history. She then earned an M.A.T. in Social Studies from Brown University, and a Violin Making Diploma from the North Bennet Street School in Boston. She has worked as a violin maker, a department administrator and staff assistant at Harvard University, and taught briefly in high school. 

The same-sex marriage issue shocked her back into activism after years focused on her two children (now grown). In 2004, she joined Brian Camenker’s efforts to remove the rogue judges in Massachusetts, and strengthen parents’ rights protections in the state. She began the MassResistance blog in 2005, its name acknowledging that the country had reached the point where conservatives were almost overwhelmed by the leftists controlling the big media, educational institutions, and all levels of government. Then, the constitutional crisis in Massachusetts made crystal clear the betrayal by establishment Republicans who have undermined conservatives from within the political party that should represent them. And that brought her to a close examination of Mitt Romney, the quintessential “establishment fixer.”

Amy lived in Massachusetts for four decades. She held signs for candidate Mitt Romney at the Battle Green in Lexington when he was running against Ted Kennedy for the U.S. Senate in 1994. And she voted for him for Governor in 2002. (Live and learn!)

She got tired of being an unwelcome citizen of the "welcoming" Commonwealth of Massachusetts and left for greener fields in 2014.

Amy is an Associate Fellow in the Study of  Propaganda and Cultural Revolution at the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought.

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