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  •  I find this bit really startling. The post Nation- (18+ / 0-)

    State part of this passage.

    In accordance with the bylaws of ALEC, full membership shall be open to persons dedicated to the preservation of individual liberty, basic American values and institutional productive free enterprise, and limited representative government, who support the purposes of ALEC, and who serve, or formerly served, as members of a state or territorial legislature, the United States Congress or similar bodies outside the United States.
    Amazing! Thanks for post this.

    -4.38, -7.64 Voyager 1: proof that what goes up never comes down.

    by pat bunny on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:08:40 AM PDT

    •  Foreign Nationals regularly attend ALEC mtgs & (17+ / 0-)

      introduce and vote on legislation that affects the citizens of the USA.

      There are documented representatives from the UK, Georgia, Belgium, Jordan , Pakistan Canada, Australia, Czech Republic, Poland and Sweden.  Speakers come in from around the world to influence "state legislators"

      I have written several times and DKer Bob Sloan has also written on the foreign national influence inside of ALEC - all done outside the purview of the State Department.

      In addition - ALEC legislators travel to these other countries as representatives of the US - outside the purview of the State department - "state legislators" just taking a trip.

      In 2009 - while we had soldiers in Iraq - at war - a group of ALECers went to Iraq led by Whisnant out of WA to discuss the Iraqi government implementation.

      Currently ALEC supports and pushes the TPP and trade agreements with Taiwan and India.  Both Taiwan and India have had reps speak at ALEC meetings.

    •  Indeed, it's a .01% internationally that rule over (8+ / 0-)

      the world.

      If you think about it, some very few people can shut down oil, shut down shipping, shut down finance. Any one of which could cripple the world's economy and undermine the stability of any given nation.

      It's staggering the power we've allowed a very few individuals. And don't think they don't know it.

      Who do you (not you specifically) think is actually forcing all these governments into international trade deals that undermine each government's sovereignty?

      The situation has gotten way out of We the People's control.

      "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." - Louis Brandies

      by Pescadero Bill on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 11:10:37 AM PDT

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    •  when I was researching and writing about ALEC (4+ / 0-)
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      MNDem999, Kansas Born, SeaTurtle, elwior

      I was reading their materials from 2010/2011, and in those they were promising that next they were going global. I can't say if they were planning that way from the beginning, but I read what they said a couple years ago.

      We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

      by nuclear winter solstice on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 12:01:06 PM PDT

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