Mad Dogs & Englishmen:
ALEC has been working to influence local, state and federal courts:
If/when the President or his Executive administration attempt to weigh in on key cases, Congress cries foul, saying the Executive branch is unfairly trying to influence the Judicial branch…while those representing the cabal in the Legislative branch are doing precisely that. From the foregoing we’ve established that it isn’t simply the corporations, foundations and institutes representing the cabal who use these briefs to influence the courts, many of the cases such as the ACA and Citizen’s United, have briefs filed by Congressional members (McConnell, Cantor, Boehner and others affiliated with ALEC). In the ACA litigation, hundreds of conservative Republican members of Congress and state Assemblies filed briefs to overturn “Obamacare”.
Bad enough that corporations through ALEC are able to write and propose pro-corporate legislation…but once they succeed matters are made worse by their ability to then have the opportunity to use the same lawmakers to influence the court’s decisions on their behalf to ensure a favorable outcome.
Today this “Amicus Project” concept is being used throughout our court system by the cabal. They use it successfully to secure such favorable opinions in; telecommunications, labor, union, education, environmental, insurance, healthcare and criminal justice cases – to name just a few of their initiatives.
We as “constituents”, “voters” and simply “citizens” have no representation to present our side of any issue or case. Those who are elected and have the duty of such representation have been co-opted, their loyalty and pursuits dedicated to the corporations, foundations, institutions and organizations who can/will/are contributing to keeping them in office and power. Those organizations who still have some form of voice to represent us; labor groups, unions and liberal groups…are under full attack from the entire cabal who are trying to silence even the last whispers of objection to their subversion of our democracy.
Michael Moore on Aurora shootings:
“If President Obama is watching right now, and I say this with all due respect: What if it were them? What if it were them, last Thursday night? Would you stand at the microphone the next day and say, ‘I feel your pain, and, you know’ — this is what he said — ‘the existing gun laws are enough.’ Is that really what you’d say, Mr. President? I don’t think so. You and I and everybody have to see these children, these young people killed on Thursday night, as our children.”
The heaviest rainstorm in Beijing in six decades has killed at least 37 people, flooded streets and stranded 80,000 people at the main airport, state media and the government said on Sunday.
The storm, which started on Saturday afternoon and continued late into the night, flooded major roads and sent torrents of water tumbling down steps into underpasses.
The Beijing city government said on its official microblog that at least 37 people had died, including 25 drowned, six crushed in collapsing homes, five electrocuted and one struck by lightning.
I wish people would stop overreacting to this global warming hoo-hah!
Come on, they’re Republicans!