Friday, May 18, 2012

American Exchange Council - #3896 - ALEC and The Left's War on Free Speech - Investors.com

ALEC and The Left's War on Free Speech - Investors.com - Advocacy: If you want an insight into today's left, look at its multifront waragainst the American Legislative Exchange Council for committing the grave sin of pushing free-market bills in state legislatures. At a recent meeting in Washington, Aniello Alioto of ProgressNow Colorado summed up the left-wing's campaign against ALEC: "Never relent, never let up pressure, and always increase." According to the Washington Free Beacon, ProgressNow was one of several left-wing groups meeting at AFL-CIO headquarters earlier this month to plot their ongoing campaign against ALEC. Other groups included Common Cause and the Color of Change. So what's got the left so agitated? Is ALEC involved in organized crime? Has it stolen money from state treasuries? Bribed officials? Polluted the environment? Clubbed baby seals? Nope. The left is targeting ALEC for the simple reason that it's been effective in promoting pro-business, free-market ideas and policies, mainly by drafting model legislation that lawmakers can use as a template in their own legislatures. Those bills, mind you, still have to make it through their states' representative bodies, and then get signed by their governors.  Read more......... Steve Peters Commentary:  Orwellian in it's objectives, Political correctness is a totalitarian doctrine required for the lefts ideology to exist. Without the politically correct filter holding back forbidden truths and realities, the assumptions on which they base their philosophy could not survive. First the left defines the victim groups which are good and have no power, so therefore can do no wrong to others. Second, they also define the "bad groups" which holds the power they want. Third, they set the rules of behavior, limiting the acceptable language and actions favorable to their cause and excluding all others. Fourth, they justify any actions against those heretics who fail to drink the kool-aid and accept their political ideology without question. This whole process only works if you accept their premise and give them the power to control your actions....don't do it! More simply defined political correctness is, "Fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rapidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media – which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

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