I am a strong believer that ALEC "cuts and pastes" and twists around
bits and pieces of Jeffersonian philosophy
until they have skewed what Jefferson said
to match ALEC's distorted, extremist right wing view of what they want the United States to be.
From the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) history webpage
The ALEC Formula for Success
For more than 35 years, ALEC has been the ideal means of creating and delivering public policy ideas aimed at protecting and expanding our free society. Thanks to ALEC’s membership, the duly elected leaders of their state legislatures, Jeffersonian principles advise and inform legislative action across the country.
This Jeffersonian Principle?
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered...I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies..."
the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered
Probably – the underlying principle of ALEC.