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ALEC on the National Scene

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Although the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was formed way back in the 70's by right-wingers in order to organize state legislatures, it has gained in power even on the federal level as they have backed many of its "alumni' in gaining seats within our national government.

Briefly, ALEC is the Koch-backed (and others) organization which has been instrumental in bringing the "Tea Party" uprising we have recently experienced.   In fact, that uprising has been amongst us for three decades, however not until recently, and the Citizens' United decision of the Supreme Court, they have become more vocal, both, in words and in financial areas.

ALEC, with its corporate members, has been writing legislation that it then gives to its legislative members, presently over 2000, who present it to their respective state legislatures under their own name to be voted on to become law. Being these are drawn up by corporate attorneys it is little wonder they enhance the corporate power while diminishing the power of the people, thus it is quite anti-Democracy and gives a primary reason we have not had a single piece of legislation that has favored the people over corporations in the past three decades.

While initially ALEC targeted the individual states, but through the years has been able to get members elected on the national scene.

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At present we have 5 members of the U.S. Senate and 79 members of the U.S. House of Representatives who have been members of ALEC.

Is it any wonder we have the laws being presented in the respective chambers of Congress that are corporate favored? Wonder no longer as to why laws that are being passed favor corporations. Targeted by ALEC are such things as privatized schools (I prefer the term "profitized" over privatized as that term more accurately states what it is), no social safety net, profitized prisons, in general everything taxpayer dollars have built and paid for turned over to profiteers.

In fighting against the ALEC agenda people must get more involved in determining who they elect to defend them. In studying what ALEC stands for and what they have done in these past three decades it is safe to say they are not for the average citizen, therefore a vote for anyone connected with this subversive organization is not good for the future of our nation. While most of the members refer to themselves as "Republican' it is not there are no "Democrats' who are members.   Also, there are those who have not had official membership with ALEC, but have been "bought' by them and will toward carrying out their agenda as repayment.

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Below is a listing of present members of Congress who make up the 60-member Tea Party Caucus. Three members who received Tea Party backing are Ron Johnson (WI), Pat Toomey (PA), and Marco Rubio (FL) declined to join this caucus, but will be "forced' to adhere to the agenda as they have already been "bought' in order to get elected:

60-Member Tea Party Caucus

Below is a listing of those present members who are ALEC Alums.   After knowing from whence they have come it makes it obvious why they appear to be nothing more than corporate lackeys:


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 Sen. Wayne Allard (R-CO)

 Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY)

 Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

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Dennis Kaiser is an author and consultant focusing on individual rights. As a US citizen Dennis is deeply concerned over how our nation has fallen from being productive and full of hope to one where that hope is being stripped from the majority as (more...)

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