The Veil is Lifted on ALEC

Up until a month or so ago, I hadn’t heard of an organization called ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council). According to their website, ALEC’s objective is to “advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level through a nonpartisan public-private partnership of America’s state legislators, members of the private sector and the general public”. This certainly reads as a noble mission and until 4 weeks ago it hadn’t really been questioned whatsoever. In fact, most people had not heard about ALEC. But all that changed when member companies Coca-Cola, Mars, Wendy’s and Kraft started withdrawing their membership of AL

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