American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Rears Its Head Again
The mainstream “media” never mentions the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). But if you check out the non-mainstream news sites at all, you’re probably familiar with ALEC, a corporate front group funded by the Koch Brothers, Exxon Mobil and BP, among others.
You didn’t really think state lawmakers were actually designing their own legislation, did you? Riiight. That’s sooo last century.
Whenever a bunch of new cookie-cutter state laws are passed in lockstep, you can be pretty certain that these laws have been dictated by ALEC. ALEC is the boss; the man behind the curtain. Your state “legislator” is basically just a stenographer taking dictation.
Who dictated the wave of Voter ID laws rolling off the assembly line? ALEC.
The numerous Stand Your Ground laws that are suddenly being scrutinized because of George Zimmerman’s murder of Trayvon Martin? ALEC.
Union-busting legislation? Ditto.
And now the latest instruction memo from ALEC: the wave of new state laws “demanding” that the federal government return all federally-owned public lands back to the states.
So far Utah is the only state to pass this law. But Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico and Montana will soon get with the program and jump on the bandwagon, as ordered.
Makes you wonder what these state “legislators” are getting paid for. Secretaries don’t usually get a 7-figure salary, do they?