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President to Receive ALEC's Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award
American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) ^ | July 29, 2005

Posted on 07/29/2005 3:06:14 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative

President George W. Bush will address the members of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) during its 32nd Annual Meeting in Grapevine, Texas on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

"President George W. Bush's steadfast commitment to free-markets, and limited government is a hallmark of this organization. It is truly an honor to have the President speak at our Annual Meeting," said Georgia State Representative Earl Ehrhart, ALEC's national chairman.

The conference is being held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, Aug.3 to Aug. 5. The President will address the conference attendees during Wednesday's luncheon and will be awarded the Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award.

The Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award is given annually to an individual who has established an exemplary record of accomplishment in advancing the fundamental Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty. Past recipients have included the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, President Ronald Reagan, President George H. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, among others.

To learn more about ALEC's Annual Meeting, and the public policy workshops being offered, please call Stella Harrison Melley at 202-431-6461.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nation's largest nonpartisan, individual membership organization of state legislators, with over 2,400 legislator members from all fifty states, and 96 former members serving in the U.S. Congress. Web: http://www.alec.org.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alec; award; bush; cheney; jefferson; reagan

1 posted on 07/29/2005 3:06:15 PM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
Well this is sure a farce.

"We are infinitely better off without treaties of commerce with any nation."

--Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1815.


2 posted on 07/29/2005 3:08:08 PM PDT by Willie Green (Some people march to a different drummer - and some people polka)
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To: West Coast Conservative
ALEC is a fine organization, and I have participated in most of its Annual Meetings in its 33 years. (I saw the first President Bush appear at its Meeting in Colorado Springs, when he was running for reelection.

ALEC does excellent work in research state by state on such critical issues as performance in public education. I recommend it, its work, and its staff to all Freepers. Take a look-see at its website.

Congressman Billybob

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3 posted on 07/29/2005 3:10:37 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Will President Bush's SECOND appointment obey the Constitution? I give 95-5 odds on yes.)
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To: snugs; ohioWfan; LUV W


4 posted on 07/29/2005 3:11:45 PM PDT by anonymoussierra (Nie bądź pochopny w duchu do gniewu, bo gniew przebywa w piersi głupców)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Nobody in history has freed more Mexicans.


5 posted on 07/29/2005 3:12:47 PM PDT by thoughtomator (Free Michael Graham!)
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To: Congressman Billybob
ALEC does excellent work in research state by state on such critical issues as performance in public education.

Well if this "award" is any indicator, they're busy indoctrinating our children with revisionist history.

6 posted on 07/29/2005 3:21:40 PM PDT by Willie Green (Some people march to a different drummer - and some people polka)
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To: Willie Green
"We are infinitely better off without treaties of commerce with any nation."

--Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1815.

"Our people have a decided taste for navigation and commerce. They take this from their mother country, and their servants are in duty bound to calculate all their measures on this datum: we wish to do it by throwing open all the doors of commerce and knocking off its shackles."

--Thomas Jefferson to G.K. Van Hogendorp

"It is impossible the world should continue long insensible to so evident a truth as that the right to have commerce and intercourse with our neighbors, is a natural right. To suppress this neighborly intercourse is an exercise of force, which we shall have a just right to remove [with a] superior force."

--Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Mann Randolph


7 posted on 07/29/2005 6:16:58 PM PDT by Once-Ler (16 months til Byrd is ousted from office, and Kennedy ain't getin younger)
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To: Once-Ler
Yes, Jefferson was naively optimistic back in 1785 when he wrote to Van Hogendorp.
And he retained that naïveté in his 1790 letter to Randolph.
But that was well before his presidency.
His perspective changed with the wisdom of experience.

"The prohibiting duties we lay on all articles of foreign manufacture which prudence requires us to establish at home, with the patriotic determination of every good citizen to use no foreign article which can be made within ourselves without regard to difference of price, secures us against a relapse into foreign dependency."

--Thomas Jefferson to Jean Baptiste Say, 1815.

Dubya was a history major, wasn't he???
What were his grades again???
Oh, that's OK. Nevermind....
It's painfully obvious he didn't learn much from Jefferson anyway.
8 posted on 07/29/2005 7:40:13 PM PDT by Willie Green (Some people march to a different drummer - and some people polka)
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To: Willie Green
Dubya was a history major, wasn't he???

Yes. He is also the President of the United States and you are a poster on Freerepublic. When you recieve the American Legislative Exchange Council's Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award then people will take you seriously too.

9 posted on 07/31/2005 10:30:40 AM PDT by Once-Ler (16 months til Byrd is ousted from office, and Kennedy ain't getin younger)
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