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  •  slow drip turns into a gusher:tipping point (1+ / 0-)
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    There was a time when you could mention ALEC and you were greeted with a blank stare. Early indicators that ALEC was working WAY outside their "free market" agenda when it collaborated with "parental rights groups" to create  model "parental rights" legislation.

    From People for the American Way (this was first published in 1996)

    "The most visible organization in the effort is Of The People (OTP), a relatively new national, single-issue group based in Arlington, Virginia, and founded in 1993 specifically to promote the Parental Rights Amendment (PRA).3 The group's stated goal is to amend all 50 state constitutions to include the PRA language.4 The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a national network of conservative state legislators that provides white papers and model legislation for its members. According to the president of OTP, the introduction of parental rights amendments in 28 states is the direct result of its collaboration with ALEC.5"

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