I’m really not one for conspiracy theories; but I do like researching and connecting the dots .. . . .. Which is exactly what SANE Americans have to do these days to get truth.
We have become a SOUNDBITE nation. Truthfully, the only way to get and stay informed is to make a sound and conscious effort to take the time and read through a variety of references. So this is what 3 Chics is doing here. Please take the time and read the links, if you are genuinely interested in this topic.
It appears evident since Barack Obama became president, that more and more SHADOW groups are rearing their ugly heads. Is it any wonder how President Obama can accomplish what he has thus far, with not only the proliferation of these groups, but the blatant ways in which they have been given MEDIA attention which legitimizes them.
1. Tea Party
4. Koch Brothers- Who by the way, are linked to 1-3
ALEC is a group that brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations to draft model bills that can then be introduced at the state level of government. An archive of ALEC documents was recently leaked to the Center for Media and Democracy.
The Nation has done a riveting expose’ on ALEC. Read about it here: ALEC Exposed
Also Bloomberg News has an article about ALEC here.
Noble E. Ellington, President of ALEC
NPR ran a story on ALEC this morning. Read about it here: Who’s Really Writing State’s Legislation?
Louisiana Rep. Noble E. Ellington is the President of ALEC. NPR did a piece on his response to the above segment. You can read about it here: National Chairman of ALEC Responds to Report
You can listen to the response here.
What are your thoughts on ALEC and the other shadow groups.
Do you think these groups are a detriment to our DEMOCRACY?
Why is America holding elections for us to vote, when we have select groups of individuals given unique powers to control a select populace of our politicians?
Are these groups evidence of America becoming a plutocracy?, corporatocracy?, oligarchy?
I think President Obama thinks Americans are smart enough to figure out what is going on, especially those of us who voted for him.