Interesting op-ed yesterday - about DUMB legislation.
The interesting thing is that in the article only 4 legislators are mentioned - 3 of them are confirmed ALEC - 75%
75% of the "dumb" legislation in this article came from ALECers.
And the other mention to DUMB legislation - specifically calls out ALEC - even though no ALEC legislators are named.
That brings the total up to 4 of 5 ALEC mentions or 80% - of the "dumb" legisation came from ALECers.
A short op-ed
yet "dumb" legislation and ALEC are explicitly tied.
Fans of dumb legislation shouldn’t get cocky, but the 2013 Nevada Legislature
is on pace to set a record. A couple of weeks into the session, it’s produced a
sackload of no-hope, no-brain, no-purpose bills.
State Sen. Don Gustavson - ALEC
Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson - ALECer
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore - Unknown ALEC connection
Nevada doesn’t have a monopoly on lame legislators, though. In Kansas,
the House Education Committee has introduced a bill mandating that teachers
question the “scientific basis” of global warming. The bill, straight from the
uberconservative American Legislative Exchange Council, declares climate
change a “controversial topic,”
YEP - ALECers
And there’s always Oklahoma, where the wind goes sweeping through the
brains: The Common Education Committee is considering a bill forbidding science
teachers from penalizing students who turn in papers trying to debunk evolution.
Sponsor Gus Blackwell, - YEP another ALEC-er
Based on these odds
- and the fact that the op-ed author didn't bother to check
legislator ALEC credentials before writing the article
- it's pretty safe to assume:
The American Legislative Exchange Council - home of dumb, extremist, right-wing, ultraconservative "cut/paste" legislation - "a sackload of no-hope, no-brain, no-purpose bills"