“So why are we dealing with this bill? It’s because it comes from the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization that often seeks solutions to problems which don’t exist. […] ALEC model policies are about monolithic, top-down, centralized, big brother laws which attempt to impose the views of its big money corporate members on every county, city and citizen in America. That’s hardly small government, limited government, or local control.”
Check out this must-read article in Forbes that details how ALEC and other special interest groups lobby state legislatures to erode the rights of local governments and prevent them from passing laws that reflect the wills of their communities. Whether it’s public health, nutrition, firearms, or smoking restrictions, special interest groups are lining the pockets of lawmakers and eroding the fundamental principles of our democracy.
Read the full article, here.