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Get Smart about “ALEC” (American Legislative Exchange Council)! [Publ. Jan. 30. 2012, Re-formatted Mar. 16, 2022].

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Get Smart about “ALEC” (American Legislative Exchange Council)! [Publ. Jan. 30. 2012, Re-formatted Mar.16, 2022]. (WordPress-generated, case-sensitive shortlink ends “-ZG” | About 6,700 words  See my (new, 2018) Front Page to interpret “shortlink” if needed).


(**in 2012 I didn’t put dates on post titles, add short-links, or include post full titles (with dates published and shortlinks) within the body of the text, generally, use specified width (my default is “700px” FYI), or add borders to my posts.  I was self-taught at all points, still “going through it” in many ways, didn’t always have proper internet access, etc.  When I in later years run across some really early posts I feel summarize something well enough to re-post (or link to), I’ll go back and add this type of formatting.

This post, (reformatted March 16, 2022, briefly only) I’m re-posting because it references ALEC (I saw featured on an upcoming film in 10 Episodes based on New Hampshire corruption, specifically.  If people can comprehend what ALEC does, they should be also able to comprehend what many more nonprofits also do, by subject matter categories, to smooth out differences by states (USA) in standards, and — in the process — continue to nationalize things under state control — like these family courts.. I’d forgotten this post (I don’t often browse “2012” posts!) but it’s short enough I’m going to Tweet it.   ALEC is not the only one around — if what it’s doing is “bad,” by definition, others doing the same thing are also “Bad” — but certainly self-characterized as “good.”  Good or bad, they tend to operate tax-exempt (or below the radar), something we’d better start understanding.

This post (unlike most) actually has a comment (One person at the bottom, I replied, but please see as it deals with Jerry Sandusky (remember Pennsylvania Abuse scandal, the one involving him –not the Luzerne County “Kids For Cash” RICO ?)  charity). //LGH March 16, 2022. 


ALEC is, of course, a nonprofit.   I was surprised to see a photo of it on TV the other day, and attempted a short and sweet post on the dangers of allowing this level of private planning to write model legislation to be delivered to state legislators BY state legislators — who are a good portion of the ALEC membership.

One good summary of how ALEC operates came from another nonprofit** dealing with juvenile justice disparities; I researched this nonprofit and its background and got a good lesson in how & why the very real racism inherent in America’s Incarceration practices tends to lead to a conflicts between diversionary justice programs for youth, commissions and focus on “The African American Male” (etc.) – — and the fact that the fatherhood program as practiced in the custody system prejudices women of all color by definition, thereby breaking down whatever neutrality may have (potentially) existed in those courts.

[Update 2022:  reviewing my ten-year old post now, I”m thinking that the “another nonprofit” referred to (and shown below) was CJCJ.org, Based in San Francisco, and (according to the link) still operational.  I’m putting in two images (not in this post in 2012) just for a point of reference.  The concept of attempting to protect from DV (my theme) and the concept of trying to NOT incarcerate offenders, including violent ones, but direct into diversionary services, still remains an issue. In this post I also reference CCYJ (in Washington State, started and/or run by Susan Dreyfuss).  I’m really not sure which one I meant at the time…//LGH].

It’s a highly appropriate topic for January 16, 2012, Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  However, this post was too complex to post, really.  Even I hesitated to hit “Publish.”  It needed an introduction.

Today’s post may be a little different, and requests visitors to dedicate a little time to reading about ALEC.    It’s such a hard sell to get even parents with severe family court issues to consider even AFCC and CRC (for the most part) and how it ties into public welfare law (1996 and following revisions). . . ..

This would be far more important.  ALEC makes AFCC look like amateurs when it comes to pretenses, purposes, and intent to dominate the landscape for personal corporate profits.

At the bottom of the post, I’ll link to perhaps four links to “ALEC,” and save the narrative (plus more explanation) for tomorrow.

ReFLeCTiONs from Years of Tracking This Trail:

I usually am blogging about subterranean behaviors by nationwide nonprofits affecting, mostly, the family court system.  This is fairly specific and under-reported, but it turns out to be woven into the very fabric of of our country from top to bottom.

I simply looked and kept following the trail, which often led upwards to HHS and from there to “Institutes” “Task Forces” and “Think Tanks” — and naturally, it got round to the corporations funding the various studies.  I came to the conclusion that the entire “nonprofit” system was set up not to help the poor (which is probably what it was sold as) and for public purposes, but more likely to benefit the already wealthy, for tax write-offs, helping hide income, and influencing government favorably to accumulate more wealth and make sure that competition for jobs remains keen enough to keep wages down and profits high.

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