People who don’t like politics but do like their freedoms should become more aware of what’s going on to try to take away those freedoms.

The American Legislative Exchange Council is a large group (an estimated 2,000 members) of legislators, both state and federal; CEOs from large international corporations and other wealthy and/or interested parties, such as the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, Sheldon Adelson, lobbyists and others.

An MSNBC poll showed that, of the 104 who would reveal his party affiliation, all but one identified himself as Republican.

Much work has been done in many red states to place limits on voting rights, especially for people who usually vote Democratic, hence for President Barack Obama.

The goal appears to be control over state and national elections. The United States had 30 Republican governors in 2012, the most in more than 50 years. With more governors in place, along with countless legislators and legislatures, more laws can, and are, created to benefit the most wealthy, the biggest businesses and those “interested parties.”

Some of those laws protect the most wealthy from paying any taxes on most of their income, and they certainly pay nothing on money stored in banks in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and many banks of Switzerland. They make billions of dollars in the U.S. and pay no taxes on that money earned on the backs of struggling and underpaid Americans.

Perhaps we all ought to start paying closer attention. Start by going to

Rosalyn Vance


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