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The Real Truth, the Actual Year and those Responsible for Creating Republican’s American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is a very Different Story than what ALEC has Posted on Their Website

I‘ve read the history of ALEC of when it said it was created, and just like everything else ALEC says, that information is wrong.  The real truth is located in a Library Collection.

American Legislative Exectutive Council (ALEC) websites says something quite different. Perhaps there is something ALEC wishes to hide and perhaps they don’t want to be look at any closer where more truths are revealed.  Perhaps there is something in learning about some of the members they don’t wish for us to see.  What ever the reason, the who and the time for when American Legislative Exectutive Council (ALEC) was established is quite different than what they post on their website.

Originally posted to frederica cade's Blog on Wed May 16, 2012 at 08:23 AM PDT.

Also republished by American Legislative Transparency Project.

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  •  Pardon me, (3+ / 0-)
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    Azazello, Catte Nappe, Sylv

    but I don't think it's right to use a diary just as a teaser for your blog.  I think the diary itself needs to contain some substance -- at least a precis -- rather than forcing people to click through to find out whether you have anything of value to say or not. Cross-posting would be even more welcome.

    Don't get me wrong, the post on your private blog is very informative. Congratulations on the research and thank you for the public service.  

    "Money quote," in my opinion:  

    The Following comes from the American Conservative Union website

    The American Conservative Union was founded in 1964 and is the oldest conservative lobbying organization in the country.

    By this time, the honeymoon between conservatives, as spearheaded by ACU, and the Nixon Administration was over. ACU’s first authentic lobbying program, in 1969, had been an all-out battle against Nixon’s Family Assistance Plan (FAP) welfare proposal. ACU fought Nixon’s revenue-sharing scheme and also played a key role in defeating a proposal to abolish the electoral college. That initiative led to the creation in October 1969 of an ad hoc ACU project, later dubbed the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), composed of conservative state legislators interested in sharing information and coordinating strategy on the electoral college issue.

    The project was so successful that ALEC continued after the electoral college fight was over. ALEC was officially established as a formal ACU project at a Chicago meeting in 1975 under the leadership of Illinois state legislator Donald Totten. A few years later, ALEC became an independent organization.

    So ALEC started with the people for whom Nixon was waaaaaay too liberal!  Who knew?
    •  If it was link back to CNN you wouldnt had a probl (0+ / 0-)

      There is no difference then when someone refers back to a link on information they have found.  Referring back to links is quite common.  If it was a link to CNN you would not have thought it was an issue, but since it refers back to something that I personally did and not something that the major media did you have a problem.  

      •  I would have (0+ / 0-)

        I would expect you to at least give a synopsis of what I'm going to find in clicking over to the CNN link, or your blog, or whatever. I'm happy to go read for deeper details on something that is of great interest to me, but I expect enough from the diary to give me at least the basics of the promised information. You couldn't even be bothered to do that. One commenter was kind enough to provide it for us - would have been nice if you'd had enough respect for your potential readers to do it first.

        from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

        by Catte Nappe on Wed May 16, 2012 at 11:15:44 AM PDT

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  •  Really? (0+ / 0-)

    What does ALEC say about their begininngs?
    What new and different information do you have that calls it into question?
    If I have to go do the research on it yself, I might as well have had to write the diary myself.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Wed May 16, 2012 at 09:33:49 AM PDT

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