Friday, 23 August 2013

Run rabbits run,

Classical fascists (those who would merge commerce and government) have some things in common with wild rabbits, they like to hide when others get too close, they prefer to meet in secret where no one can see them, and in many parts they're seen as noxious pests.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is no exception. For forty years they operated in secret an they were happy fascists because no one knew who they were or what they were doing. Then two years ago, grass roots efforts have been digging up their casts and pellets in every state.

The groups have been so successful at revealing the dirty little ALEC secret, because of open government laws requiring that interactions with legislators be part of the public record, subject to freedom of information act requests.

This has ground on the gears of ALEC so they've decided they want exemptions from these open government laws. First in their line up for their next assault on American democracy, Texas. Apparently the Texas AG is kind friendly to ALEC. And when it comes to business law, Texas is once again the wild wild west, thanks to Rick Perry's deregulation agenda.

The irony is perhaps ALEC is precisely the sort of organization, the American founders would have sought open government laws in order to prevent usurpation of the the will of the people.

Honey, where did you put the 10-80 carrots?

See also
  Raw Story - Wisconsin

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