The battle for our liberties is waged on many fronts. While Washington is usually the focus, the real battle ground is at the state level. Twenty-seven state legislatures are under GOP control and three others are split between Democrats and Republicans. Working under the radar in the cause of rolling back state interference in our lives has been a small non-profit think tank called the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. ALEC is not partisan but its focus is on small government and this has made it some powerful enemies. Earlier in the year I detailed how Illinois Senator and notorious douchenozzle, the aptly named Dick… Durbin, tried to improperly use his position to bully ALEC into releasing a list of its members and donors. The purpose was clear, to assist ALEC’s enemies in going after individuals supporting ALEC just like the IRS helped supporters of the homosexual marriage target donors of the National Organization for Marriage. (See @SenatorDurbin’s Attack on Free Speech and Association for background on ALEC)
Recently, the left scored a victory in persuading Google to withdraw support from ALEC, allegedly because of ALEC’s opposition to the manifestly fake idea of man-caused climate change:
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said on Monday that his company’s support for the American Legislative Exchange Council was a “mistake,” adding that it should avoid aligning with groups that deny climate change.
“We funded [ALEC] as part of a political campaign for something unrelated [to climate change],” Schmidt said on NPR’s “The Diane Rehm Show.” “I think the consensus within the company was that that was some sort of mistake and so we’re trying to not do that in the future.”
“The company has a very strong view that we should make decisions in politics based on facts — what a shock. And the facts of climate change are not in question anymore,” Schmidt continued. “Everyone understands climate change is occurring and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place. And so we should not be aligned with such people — they’re just, they’re just literally lying.”
To understand how Google came to cave and its real reason for doing so, let’s look at the whole story:
Does ALEC oppose anthropometric global warming?
Oddly enough, the reason Schmidt gave for leaving ALEC is utter horsesh**. ALEC has no programs dealing with global warming, …read more