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American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

More than a quarter century ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A bipartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C.

“About,” www.alec.org (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

Mission:

The American Legislative Exchange Council’s mission is to advance the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism, and individual liberty, through a non-partisan, public-private partnership between America’s state legislators and concerned members of the private sector, the federal government and the general public.

“About,” www.alec.org (accessed Oct. 12, 2007)

Other:
Bipartisan, individual membership association
Quoted in:
  1. Do School Vouchers Violate the Prohibition on Government Funding of Religion by Making Public Money Available to Private Religious Schools?