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Forum Post: ALEC and the 17th: Mulling the Next Attack

Posted 8 months ago on Nov. 20, 2013, 11:43 a.m. EST by shooz (17656)
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In spite of thoughts to the contrary, ALEC is still a busy little, non-profit bee.

"A major conservative legislation-crafting group is looking to alter how Senate elections work in the United States.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is responsible for writing and advocating for conservative laws, including the repeal of renewable energy standards, voter identification efforts, and the infamous “Stand Your Ground” law that allowed George Zimmerman to walk free on the night he killed Trayvon Martin. Now, the group is considering pushing for legislation to change how U.S. Senators get elected. "

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/11/18/2957291/alec-17th-amendment/

ALEC.......still destroying Democracy one State at a time.

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

“A nomination petition stating that the United States Senate is the office to be filled, the name and residence of the candidate and other information required by this section shall be filed with each Presiding Officer of the legislature of the state of ____,” the model legislation states. “The petition shall be filed at the same time as primary nomination papers and petitions are required to be filed.” The language also adds that at least 20 percent of the “then-sitting members of the legislature” must sign onto the nomination.


Ya, these clowns have zero problems destroying amendments, the Constitution, people...........libertopia is awesome.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17656) 8 months ago

ALEC?

You're not supposed to notice.

Hey!!

Look!

Over there!

Obamacare!

Hey?

What happened to the constitution?

FLAKESnews said those liberals stole it.

And that's just more lies the FOX told.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

We're going to have to steal it just to get it back.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17656) 8 months ago

You and I are among the few who realize..............

It's the libe(R)tarians that are stealing it.

All of it.

They have names like Pope and Koch, Peterson and Murdock.

They employ "charity" organizations with names like ALEC and CATO, Heritage and SPN, and scads and scads of for profit marketing and PR "businesses".

Was I being partisan?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34889) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Partisan Anti Scumbags????

[-] 0 points by shooz (17656) 8 months ago

I stand accused.................:)

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (34889) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

Me too me too

[-] 0 points by shooz (17656) 8 months ago

Hang on tight.

It appears the election circus is already attempting to throw up it's big top on the forum.

[-] -1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

Pffttt.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17656) 8 months ago

Yeah, after 2 years of them coming and going, it does deserve a pfffttt.

I do however, predict this cycle will be even stranger.

CU and ALEC strengthening it in the States, will see to that.

Can we has Move to Amend NOW?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 8 months ago

Right now, it's a fashion parade of the most presentable possibilities.

[-] 0 points by shooz (17656) 8 months ago

It's just another way to ignore what's happening in the States.

Keep the federal hoopala in the news cycle.

Meanwhile............

http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/11/michigan-about-to-require-women-to-buy-rape-insurance-based-on-petition-signed-by-4-2-of-voters.html

It's about a year, since........

http://occupywallst.org/forum/why-michigan-matters/

They're still very much at it.

Oh........BTW.

They expect the Art Museum to cough up $500,000,000

Yep. I got that correct......Half a billion.