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American Legislative Exchange Council to abandon gun rights, other social causes (Left is winning!)
The Boston Herald / The Miami Herald ^ | April 18, 2012 | Toluse Olorunnipa and Erika Bolstad

Posted on 04/18/2012 3:48:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The organization that helped spread Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law across the country is halting its push for gun rights in the wake of the national outcry over Trayvon Martin’s shooting death.

The American Legislative Exchange Council said Tuesday that it would shift focus from social to economic issues, abandoning causes like gun rights and voter identification laws.

“Today we are redoubling our efforts on the economic front, a priority that has been the hallmark of our organization for decades,” ALEC national chairman and Indiana state lawmaker David Frizzell said in a statement. “We are eliminating the ALEC Public Safety and Elections task force that dealt with non-economic issues, and reinvesting these resources in the task forces that focus on the economy.”

Sparked by several defections by a number of large companies in recent weeks, ALEC’s announcement signaled a major about-face for an organization that wielded considerable sway in changing the way 25 states deal with deadly encounters and self-defense.

ALEC, an organization of hundreds of state legislators and private companies, also supported the recent wave of voting law changes that critics decry as voter suppression...

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alec; banglist; georgezimmerman; immigration; obama; standyourground; trayvonmartin; voteridentification
Eric Holder, Barack Obama, Al Sharpton, Mike Bloomberg and David Axelrod are somewhere laughing maniacally.
1 posted on 04/18/2012 3:48:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney is all the evidence you need that the left has already won.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 4:13:39 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The American Legislative Exchange Council said Tuesday that it would shift focus from social to economic issues, abandoning causes like gun rights and voter identification laws.

If these cowards are funded by donations, any right-thinking conservative should immediately withdraw any contribution he intends to make and give it to FR instead.

The day of sunshine conservatism is over. If you're not willing to go to the wall, you're of no use to the cause anymore.

3 posted on 04/18/2012 4:14:27 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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Smart ALEC?

No, DUMB ALEC.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 4:38:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL; IronJack; Lazamataz

If ALEC is taking this materialistic coward’s way out, it was rotting from within already. Actual conservative legislators should withdraw immediately. Ditto all pro-lifers, family issue folks, and gun rights folks. Boycott any remaining corporate sponsors. Finally, create a new organization with a backbone to replace ALEC which has, by its treason and cowardice on these issues forfeited its right to exist. Don’t allow it to merely wither. Kill ALEC and replace it.


5 posted on 04/18/2012 6:27:14 PM PDT by BlackElk ( Dean of Discipline ,Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society. Burn 'em Bright!)
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They don't want to get hit with blasphemy charges (hate crimes). And lets be honest, neither of the two presidential candidates are pro gun, so it has become a non issue.

BLOAT

6 posted on 04/18/2012 7:07:42 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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Nice.

ALEC is not conservative so much as it is a legislation factory by globalist corporations, frankly.

(I'm an Adam Smith conservative. He wrote, The Wealth of Nations, not The Wealth of Multinationals Governed by the United Nations.)

7 posted on 04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT by Eye of Newt (Sovereignty is Liberty)
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To: Eye of Newt

Ha ha!


8 posted on 04/18/2012 7:56:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: GeronL

“Mitt Romney is all the evidence you need that the left has already won.”

The boy stood on the burning deck,
his feet were burnt to blisters,
he burnt the only pants he had,
so he had to wear his sister’s.


9 posted on 04/19/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (The response to 1984 is 1776.)
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