Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mark Fiore: “Shoot-Em-Up Charlie Discovers ALEC”

Last week we viewed Ed Schultz's exposé of the corporate-sponsored American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which writes bills with lawmakers promoting a right-wing agenda. Now let's look at political animator Mark Fiore's take on ALEC. Along with the NRA, ALEC was instrumental in pushing "Stand Your Ground" laws. Fiore also cites ALEC's negative impact on health care, the environment, labor and private prisons. The last two lines of the video speak to our political corruption: "But laws don't kill people. Laws introduced by pliable politicians backed by a shadowy organization funded by huge corporations kill people." (ALEC has recently lost some corporate affiliates due to a boycott campaign.) Watch:

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