American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) describes itself as the largest “membership association of state legislators,” but over 98% of its revenue comes from sources other than legislative dues, primarily from corporations and corporate foundations.

After the 2010 congressional midterm elections, ALEC boasted that “among those who won their elections, three of the four former state legislators newly-elected to the U.S. Senate are ALEC Alumni and 27 of the 42 former state legislators newly-elected to the U.S. House are ALEC Alumni.”

ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC’s operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills.

For a list of legislators with current or former ties to ALEC, see ALEC Politicians.

As of January 2014, 77 state legislators have cut ties with ALEC, click here.

Maine ALEC Politicians

Maine Legislators with ALEC Ties

Senate

House of Representatives

Former Representatives

Former Senators

Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy’s  ALECexposed.org  and check out breaking news on  PRWatch.org site.

Source: sourcewatch.org

More on ALEC:

ALEC State Chairs, click here.

Maine

  • Sen. Andre E. Cushing, III
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URGENT! Introduction To YouTube Version Of Exposing Global Road To Ruin Through Education Disc Set

PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS INFORMATION.

We need the help of all you guys….link to your websites, forward to all your e-mail lists, post on Facebook, Twitter. To the press, contact Charlotte for interviews at dumbdown00@yahoo.com.

Chey Simonton has done a fantastic job creating a 3-minute YouTube video which hopefully, will go out all over the world. Charlotte Iserbyt Youtube Channel – 3 Minute Trailer, view HERE.

SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!
Those of us involved in the production of Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education(ETGRTRTE)are calling on viewers, here and abroad, to make this YouTube version of ETGRTRTE go VIRAL/GLOBAL.

We have stalled their efforts by at least 39 years! We MUST continue the opposition/resistance. Future generations (your children!) are counting on us.

One cannot win a war without identifying the enemy. One cannot win a war without ammunition.

The YouTube version of ETGRTRTE is your Tool Kit (ammunition) to win this war which is determined to destroy the cultural identify of ALL nations. Repeat ALL nations! The 1983 Phi Delta Kappan cartoon by Joel Pett, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, included in this disc set, captures some of the essence of what is taking place right now in ALL schools of the world.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt/3D Research Company
EXPOSING THE GLOBAL ROAD TO RUIN THROUGH EDUCATION
Available at Amazon.com by 3D Research Co.

All videos included in the Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education 8-disc set are now AVAILABLE AT NO COST.

8 Piece YouTube Video full video link, click here.

The very critical situation in which the world, not just the USA, finds itself, right now, putting in the lifelong totalitarian system under the umbrella of the schools (unelected Soviet council form of government resulting from implementation of tax-funded school/choice/charters with their unelected boards), has forced us to offer this disc set free… “at no cost” to you and yours.

The set includes 18 hours of videotaped presentations by leading, long-time education researchers, including public school teachers, and one presentation by Rosa Koire, author of Behind the Green Mask, expert on UN Agenda 21. It also includes one cd of written submissions , dating back 50 years, by well known education researchers.

Please do your part in forwarding these You Tube videos all over the world.

Get people to click SHARE on social networks.

THIS IS YOUR TOOL KIT TO TAKE BACK AMERICA.

If not you, who?

God bless all of us in this mammoth effort to reverse this highly-funded corporate fascist agenda which is in the process of taking the whole world DOWN.

Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt 
Former Senior Policy Advisor 
U.S. Department of Education

http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

http://www.americandeception.com

 

To order the updated abridged 2011 version  of “the deliberate dumbing down of america”, it is available from 3D Research at Amazon.com.

 

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AN ACT Redistributing the Powers of the Executive Council (1977)

Courtesy of Lise from Maine

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE STATE OF MAINE AS PASSED BY THE One Hundred and Seventh Legislature AT THE FIRST SPECIAL SESSION January 19, 1976 to April 29, 1976 AND THE SECOND SPECIAL SESSION June 14, 1976.

1977, Chap. 6 CONFIRMATION OF APPOINTMENTS – redistribution of powers to the Legislature to select or reject judges. View HERE.

Original Constitution of Maine (1820), click here.

Pursuant to the original constitution (1820) Art 5 sec 8, the governor shall nominate, and, with the advice and consent of the Council, appoint all judicial officers…..

This 1977 Act contradicts the original constitution.

The legislature (Judiciary Committee) has no authority to be involved in the acceptance or rejection of any nomination and appointment of judges.

Related:

Phil Merletti Commentary on “A System In Crisis” – Judicial Confirmation Hearing of William J. Schneider, click here.

“A System In Crisis”, view HERE.  (Judiciary Committee hearing)

An Act Relating to the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Judicial and Superior Courts (1929)

Courtesy of Lise from Maine

PUBLIC LAWS OF THE STATE OF MAINE As Passed by the Eighty-fourth Legislature 1929.

View HERE.

Note: Chapter 141, Sec. 5
“The justices of the aforesaid four superior courts shall continue as justices of said court by virtue of their present commissions, and three additional justices, learned in the law and of sobriety of manners, shall be appointed, commissioned and qualified as provided in the constitution……”

Great case about Woodbury Davis’ commission (1856), click here.

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