Self-Avowed Communist, Obama friend & operative, and former Green Energy Czar Van Jones and his organization Color of Change was/is now attacking the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC is the nation’s largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state legislators, with over 2,000 state legislators across the nation and more than 100 alumni members in Congress. ALEC’s mission is to promote free markets, limited government, and federalism throughout the states.
The following statement was released by ALEC in Response to the Outpouring of Support in Wake of the Intimidation Campaign Against Its Members:
Statement by ALEC in Response to the Outpouring of Support in Wake of Intimidation Campaign Against Its Members
(Washington, D.C.) April 12, 2012—Ron Scheberle, Executive Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), issued the following statement today in response to the support the organization has received in response to the intimidation campaign against its members:
“Over the last 24 hours, ALEC has been inundated with letters of support from elected officials, community leaders and concerned citizens in response to the intimidation campaign launched by a coalition of extreme liberal activists committed to silencing anyone who disagrees with their agenda.
“I am thankful for the support and want to take this opportunity to remind people what we are facing:
“First, the people now attacking ALEC and its members are the same people who have always pushed for big-government solutions. Our support for free markets and limited government stands in stark contrast to their state-dependent utopia. This is not about one piece of legislation. This is an attempt to silence our organization and it has been going on for more than a year.
“Second, ALEC is one of America’s premier ideas laboratories when it comes to advocating free market reforms. We are a target because our opponents believe they have the opportunity to attack an effective, successful organization that promotes free-market, limited government policies that they disagree with. We work to promote the Freedom of Choice in Health Care initiative against ObamaCare’s individual mandate. We support fair tax policies and tort reform. This is an all-out intimidation campaign designed to promote government-based solutions rather than the free-market principles that we have seen work.
“Finally, now more than ever, America needs organizations like ALEC to foster the discussion and debate of policy differences in an open, transparent way and not fall back on bullying, intimidation and threats.”
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the nation’s largest nonpartisan individual membership association of state legislators, with over 2,000 state legislators across the nation and more than 100 alumni members in Congress. ALEC’s mission is to promote free markets, limited government, and federalism throughout the states.
This attack is just another Team Obama attack in their ongoing war to silence conservative and pro-Constitutional voices in government and throughout America! If there is a problem with ALEC, how about with the Congressional Progressive Caucus and other liberal and Progressive groups in Washington D.C., in and around all branches and levels of government directly or indirectly and groups like the Color of Change trying to affect them?
This is not the first time that Color of Change has launched an attack campaign that has backfired: