ALEC,or the American Legislative Exchange Council, pushes conservative legislation, and nearly a quarter of state legislators are members. Their model bills often "amount to wish lists for special interests." "Bills based on ALEC models were introduced nearly 2,900 times, in all 50 states and the U.S. Congress, from 2010 through 2018, with more than 600 becoming law..." Quotes from What is ALEC? 'The most effective organization' for conservatives, ...
Don't imagine that ALEC's corporate takeover mission is just about profit over people, unrelated to White Supremacy and attempts to make this a fundamentalist Christian nation.
Rep. Shea (R-Spokane) has been listed as an ALEC State Chair since July 29, 2017.
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich had referred Shea to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for circulating a manifesto advocating a U.S. holy war that Knezovich described as a “‘how to’ manual consistent with the ideology and operating philosophy of the Christian Identity/Aryan Nations movement and the Redoubt movement of the 1990s.”
Shea’s “Biblical Basis for War” calls for the killing of all males who do not agree to “obey” biblical law. The radical agenda Shea circulated included a stop to all abortions, an end to same sex marriage, an end to idolatry, an end to communism, and replacing America’s current justice system with Biblical law.
ALEC, however, kept him in his position as State Chair.
In addition to the “Biblical Basis for War,” The Guardian reported in April of 2019 that Shea had engaged in conversations about “carrying out surveillance, ‘psyops’ and even violent attacks against his perceived political enemies.”
Shea also authored legislation to create “a separate and independent state” in “the eastern portion of Washington” called “Liberty.” A presentation Shea gave titled “Protecting our Christian Culture and Heritage” is displayed as justification for the new state, in which he calls Christianity the United States’ religion.
and we thought Heinlein painted the picture too dark...
No kidding. "Nehemiah Scudder," anyone?!?
sk8eycat would know...
Yeah, she would. Miss the hell outta her...
I miss her too.
May she be Respected In Perpetuity.
(Non-supernatural expansion of "RIP" borrowed from a comment by McJakome at Friendly Atheist.)
This is precisely the kind of Dominionist, "Seven Mountains" kind of crap that R. H. Rushdoony started off with years ago, only now with Trump greasing the wheels, they are emboldened enough to do stuff like this out in the open.
"Hello, Rachel Maddow? I think we got a story for you..."