ALEC is a group of corporations that gather together write bills and convince Congress to pass them for them. They are one of the stronger lobbying arms in our country. Several Senators sit on the ALEC board. They supported the Stand Your Ground Law in Florida and similar laws in other states.
It is a symptom of the corporate government we have. Corporations pour money into government through lobbyist groups in attempt to influence votes and bills that are written. What do corporations have to do with government? Does anyone believe that corporations have the country or the peoples best interests in mind? Private corporations are only concerned with profits, at all costs. A little boy being shot or 20 first graders being shot cannot affect profits.
A corporation has more input into the laws that govern us then we the people do. It is all about money and a conglomerate like ALEC has more than enough. Although many corporations have been leaving ALEC because of their extreme right wing agenda. They are involved in Gun Control, Abortion, Privatization of Public Schools, Tax Reform and Bank Reform, just to name a few. What interest do they have in any of these things? MONEY? It runs our politicians and helps create the bills that affect everyday life.
We the people need to take the power back from greedy politicians and corporations. If we can do that President Obama and Democrats have a chance at fixing our messed up system. Republicans like it this way, it gums up the works and stops progress, making the party in charge look worse. That is their main objective, to hurt the Democrats at all expenses. It needs to be stopped, bringing sanity to our government.