Read this article defending ALEC
and really take time to read the comments below it.
We can never make the assumption of how others will behave,
based on our intereactions with those we see on a regular basis.
I can't remember the last time MY legislator sat down with THEIR TRUE CONSTITUENTS - the state taxpayer - for two or three days – multiple times a year - to discuss OUR needs for legislature. The residents of our state would love to have their legislator's attention for more than 2 hours at a town meeting - but I guess we don't have enough cash in our pockets to get your attention.