“Corporate advocates are constructing a system in which the ability to address economic inequality through democratic means is increasingly restricted."
"This, then is the legislative agenda of the one percent - a concerted, coordinated, well-funded attack by some of the richest individuals and most powerful corporations in the country."
"Its aims are to concentrate an ever-larger share of income and wealth in the hands of the most privileged, eliminate institutions that give working people leverage in the labor market, defund public services, lower expectations of what workers should be able to demand from their employers and citizens from their government and shrink the reach of our democracy in order to lock in place unpopular policies and forestall a populist backlash.”
Despite all of ALEC's successes, still:
"In 2015, Republican pollster Frank Luntz warned of an electorate characterized by widespread anger: 'There's something happening out there that is profound... we are in a dangerous political environment.'"
We now have the knowledge and the means to bring our Democracy back from the dead. We can make a life-affirming United States for ourselves and our grandchildren.
Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth - 1967