Friday, June 29, 2012

ALEC - An Affront tor Democracy

From almost a year ago.
Brought to our attention again this morning  from a tweet feed.
Well worth 3 minutes of your time to read.

Some snips:
Essentially, ALEC's purpose is to pass laws that enrich corporate profits and investor returns by starving the government of revenue, rigging elections and union busting.

By creating a unique legal grey area between lobbying for laws and writing laws, ALEC has enabled the plundering of our state coffers, leaving our tax dollars and public services at the mercy of corporate executives who aren't held accountable by the democratic process.

We should heed both Lincoln's and Mussolini's words, and not be afraid to point out fascism when we see it. ALEC's work is an affront to democracy,

Can’t help wondering – how long do we have to point out how dangerous the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is to our democracy before those in power – who have real power – step up to the plate to help us eliminate this blight on our democracy.

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