Was one of the people who worked on the ALEC's
1983-84 Source Book of American State Legislation
Keynote Speaker ALEC's 1994 National Orientation Conference.
Keynote speaker ALEC’s 2007 34th Annual Meeting
Keynote speaker ALEC’s 2008 States & Nation Policy Summit,
Keynote speaker ALEC’s 2009 States & Nation Policy Summit,
Keynote speaker ALEC’s 2009 36th Annual Meeting
Winner of the 1995 Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award
Quoted in the legacy membership brochure (a $5,000 legislator ALEC membership)
“The remarkable achievements of ALEC’s members... deserve much applause and recognition. Since 1973, ALEC members have been key leaders in state government, responsible for pioneering legislation inspired by the legacy of our honored Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson. For a quarter of a century, through advancing Jefferson’s ideas, you have been stalwart in your effort to revitalize the original American dream as intended by our Founders. ALEC members have helped reinforce my continuing optimism for the future of our great nation. ~ Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich was a good friend of Paul Weyrich the founder of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Yes, THIS Paul Weyrich….. who doesn’t want regular folks like you and me to be able to vote.
At recent dinner honoring Paul Weyrich, two of the most moving tributes were given by Newt Gingrich and George Will. They really spoke to who the man was and the degree to which he impacted our politics. Both statements are well worth your time, so I have decided to post the full transcripts here. Please take the time to read them.
No single person, other than Ronald Reagan, has done more to create the modern Conservative Movement than Paul Weyrich. Paul Weyrich learned in the late ‘60s how the left was operating, what it was doing so effectively, and he methodically and systematically began applying those lessons to create a Conservative Movement which was inconceivable in the early ‘70s.
… But I can tell you from my experiences, going all the way back to 1976, that every time I had a chance to work with Paul Weyrich, I learned something new.
We accomplished a fair amount together. I’m not sure there could have been “Contract With America” without Paul Weyrich’s leadership. There wouldn’t be today a Heritage Foundation. There wouldn’t be today all the various things, that we’ve seen come to fruition, that are modern conservatism. So, Paul, I want you to know, as one of your fans, how much I believe you’ve contributed to America and how much I believe all of us owe you for the kind of freedom that we have and that our children will have because of your hard work, your deep faith, your courage, and your commitment.
2012 GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich is outdoing his Republican rivals in promising enormous tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans. According to an independent analysis by the Tax Policy Center, Gingrich’s plan would violate basic notions of fairness by requiring middle-class families to pay higher tax rates than millionaires.
But that’s not all that’s wrong with it. Gingrich’s plan is by far the most fiscally reckless plan to be released by a major 2012 contender. The magnitude of the tax cuts he is proposing to the wealthy and corporations would drive the debt to unprecedented and dangerous levels even if federal spending is cut drastically.
We MUST make sure that ALL ALEC state legislators are not re-elected.
We MUST make sure that ALL ALEC Alumni in Congress are not re-elected.
We MUST NOT elect or appoint any known ALEC member or Alumni to any public position in the city, county, state or federal government in the future.