I have previously written about ALEC’s anti-democratic, anti-environment, pro-“Stand Your Ground”, pro-gun, anti-voting secretive legislative gang here:
And who’s their headline speaker?
Jeb Bush. Yes, that Jeb Bush who is still being discussed as a dream Republican presidential candidate. And this does not bode well for the Republican Party’s soul.
I am not a Republican or a Democratic. But if you are going to be a Republican, at least be a democrat (small d), not one who headlines for one of the most subversive organizations to divert democracy away from the people and into the hands of a secretive unelected cabal.
If the Republican party is going to be a viable political voice in America, it needs to rediscover its soul. It needs to abandon its rootless embrace of secretive anti-democratic policies that privilege the few and the powerful, and embrace the many people on whose behalf it claims to speak.
There is a fundamental disconnect between Republican ideology and its claimed constituency. ALEC’s politics are the very antithesis of the “wholesome” image of Americana the Republican Party is marketing for itself.