Thursday, April 12, 2012

Voter I.D. Laws - #3803 - Is ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) the New Koch Brothers, Halliburton, or Bildebergers? - Hot Air (2) Kraft Drops Conservative Lobbying Group over Voter ID and 'Stand your Ground' Laws - The Blaze

Progressives have launched an attack on the lobbying group ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that does what every other lobbying group does — raise funds and petitions legislators for their agenda, in this case focused on state legislatures. Although I’ve barely heard of them before, they must be effective, since the Left has made them their newest, bestest bĂȘte noire. The Boss Emeritus writes about the latest Halliburton/Koch Brothers fright fest on the Left, and the reaction from members of ALEC: For years, progressives have sought to take down the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a four-decade-old association of state legislators who believe in “the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty.” ALEC’s veteran policy experts have successfully teamed with public officials and the private sector on crafting model state bills covering everything from education reform and health care to pensions, public safety and civil justice. Among the group’s greatest heresies in the eyes of the left: support for voter ID laws to protect election integrity, immigration enforcement measures and self-defense legislation to strengthen Second Amendment rights.  Read more........ Article contributed by Steve Peters.

Kraft Drops Conservative Lobbying Group Over Voter ID and 'Stand Your Ground' Laws - The Blaze - Following in the footsteps of Coca Cola Co. and Pepsi Co., Kraft Foods has announced that it will not be renewing its membership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  This is the most recent company to part ways with the conservative group.  Voter ID and “Stand Your Ground” laws have been under fierce attack for the past couple of months. By extension, groups associated with these laws, most notably ALEC, have also come under fire from activists and activists groups.  For instance, while making an appearance on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show,” President Obama’s former “green” jobs czar Van Jones (who seems to be just about everywhere these days) claimed ALEC was responsible for the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.  Read more...........

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