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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society" web.archive.org/web/2012102019… "the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
If you prefer, you can watch this report on The Council For National Policy via @YouTube
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NOTHING FOR FREE - How Private Judicial Seminars Are Undermining Environmental Protections and Breaking the Public's Trust web.archive.org/web/2007071114… See How the Far Right has Been Influencing the Judiciary since the 1990's❗️
From 1992-1998 just 3 of these organizations ran 540 "seminars" for conservative judges, building towards a conservative judicial consensus on environmental issues
Within the programs at the Law and Economic Center judges are instructed in such matters as "Misconceptions About Environmental Pollution and Cancer" and "Real Science vs. Junk Science" - with a distinct free market, anti-regulatory orientation.
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GOOD MORNING #RESISTERS! 😺

Who's ready to kick some #ConCon Butt like we did last year!?

In 2018 only 1 #AstroTurf grps passed rslns calling for #ConventionOfStates

#COSProject: 0
#WolfPAC: 0
#BBATaskForce: 0
#USTermLimits: 2

#NoConCon
In fact we trounced these grps so hard in 2018 they've come out swinging 2019

They're RABIDLY pushing #ConventionOfStates

#COSProject has already passed 2 (AR UT)

AND 2 being RAMMED thru MS & KS 🚨

2nd pg #NoConConTracker - see 1st pg for more info 👇
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
#USTermLimits emboldened by their Victories in 2018 are pushing HARD to get more #ConventionOfStates rslns passed this year

🚨 2 are slated for FINAL VOTE - They're at FINISH LINE in #AZ & #GA

WE MUST PREVENT ANOTHER WIN for ANY of these grps

#NoConCon
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🚨CALL TO ACTION🚨

Take immediate steps to protect US Constitution
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As of Jan 25 there are 29 resolutions in 12 states calling for a
#ConventionOfStates (#COS) also known as a #ConstitutionalConvention (#ConCon)

Info required to contact legislatures 👇
#NoConCon
See link👇👇👇 for interactive chart tracking Active #COS Legsln

Committee contact names & #s are included for all Resolutions

Public hearing dates listed as available

⏰ALL ConCon resolutions MUST BE BLOCKED & Rescission calls DEMANDED

#ConConTracker
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
What is the threat?

For years there’s been a stealth mvmt guided & funded by #DarkMoney sliding under radar

GOAL 👉 to #RewriteConstitution in ways beneficial ONLY to #Koch-#Mercer-Extreme Christian Right-1% population

#NoConCon #UnKochAmerica #ALEC

prwatch.org/news/2017/03/1…
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When you look at the GOP’s attempt to seize power from Democrats in states like Wisconsin and North Carolina, keep in mind that the GOP’s ultimate goal is PERMANENT minority rule. And the #Kochs and #ALEC have been working for years to help the GOP achieve it. #DigDeep 1/
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Under #WiLameDuck bills, WisGOP Legislature gives itself the majority of WEDC Board appointees, who oversee #Foxconn. They now appoint WEDC Board CEO instead of Governor.
As if we didn't know WEDC was a #wiright slush fund before. SHUT IT DOWN @Tony4WI
#Foxconn #wiunion #wigov
2/ #WiLameDuck bills also try to prevent AG-elect @JoshKaulWI from pulling out of lawsuit to end #ACA. It would make the WisGOP-dominated Joint Finance Committee approve of such a pull out. Seems unconstitutional.
#wiunion #wigov #wiright #wipolitics
@JoshKaulWI 3/ Heres the LFB summary of all of the #WiLameDuck garbage. In addition to micro-managing Evers and Kaul, it also has a more tax cuts for the rich thrown in.
thewheelerreport.com/wheeler_docs/f…
#wiunion #wigov #wiright #wipolitics #ALEC
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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco For 40+ years the #KochBrothers have been buying politicians at state and fed level. Mostly republicans but there are dems who've taken a bite of the koolaid pie.
Looking at #ALEC, whom they fund heavily, gives you an idea where they're currently at: 1/
sourcewatch.org/index.php/ALEC…
@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco Here is their agenda, first seen publicly I believe when David Koch ran for VP in 1980 on the Libertarian ticket - 2/

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@RockPaper_Sista @willfightevil @Frimmmy @wrongestwrong @SarahSheKicks2 @RinChupeco @Ruetheday852 I've been showing these bullets to people for over a year now and some had a good laugh at the one that does away with the post office. 3/
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How Dominionism Was Spread. Part 1.
A Covert Religious Political Theocracy, Under Many Names, is Hidden in Plain Sight.
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#NoConCon #HandMarked #PaperBallots
Please include #Midterms2018 - our country is literally bathed in #KochBrothers political lackeys on all trifecta levels.
Through #ALEC, they are pushing for a Convention of States. They mean to radically alter or even rewrite the #COTUS 1/
The link below is a few months old. The "Balanced Budget Amendment" drive currently has 28 states. Just 7 states shy of the 35 required to compell congress to enact an #ArticleV #COS 2/
Additionally the landscape is a minefield of hackable voting machines.

#HandMarked #PaperBallots 3/
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I'll repost this to the war room (it's slow - many houses not in session currently) but the #Kochs have literally spent decades moving states (all of them) politicians to the red. 1/
That part I have seen in writing - plenty of articles cover their astroturfers and their disbursal centers (whatever they're called - technical issues today, sorry - Rachel Maddow has covered the later as well as their mobile units) 2/
The idea is - you don't just dive into a hornets nest to swap out the queen - you gently smoke the hive and work your way in. If you look at state republican trifectas (ballotopedia) you'll see just how much crimson jam they've spread on the America they see as toast. 3/
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1/ There are two #ALEC sponsored projects to call an Article V Convention of States: the Balanced Budget Amendment Tadk Force (BBATF) and the Convention of States Project (#COSProject). Wisconsin recently became the 28th BBATF State. usnews.com/news/best-stat…
2/ The #COSProject is better funded than BBATF and even more broadly worded. It bengan recently in 2015. Iowa is close to becoming the 13th state to join #COSProject.
3/ Republicans control both legislative chambers in 32 states.
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Iowa & South Carolina voters! If u care about public education, u must call ur state legislators NOW to oppose pending legislation to join the so-called "Convention of States" to amend the U.S. Constitution! This effort is backed by the #Kochs & #ALEC! Sourced info. below. 1/
2/ The #Kochs--who support and fund the pending legislation in states like Iowa and SC to call a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution (see posts below)--are determined to undermine public education. commondreams.org/views/2018/02/…
3/ Here is a handout w/ links to model legislation from #ALEC--a #Koch funded organization --that would undermine public education. #ALEC is also pushing for a Convention of States to amend the US Constitution via pending bills in states like IA and SC!
alecexposed.org/w/images/7/7b/…
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BREAKING NEWS! Courtesy of state lawmakers elected via unverifiable electronic voting machines, there’s a 50% chance the Koch-funded #COSProject & Balanced Budget Task Force will have enough states by 2020 to call an Article V Convention of States 2 amend the US Constitution! 1/
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3/ Here is a CTA re the 5 states that exclusively use paperless voting machines—tho many more states use paperless machines in at least counties & should be called as well, as should those states that use “paper trails” rather than #paperballots. (
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This is a great thread except it blows one HUGE point in making Trump personally the antagonist. There is a myth right now in America that getting rid of Trump will get rid of these problems. It won't - because these are not really his own ideas
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Recall an interview long ago with Larry King where he spoke of taking care of people. King said, 'universal healthcare?' and Trump agreed.
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And I'm not trying to paint Trump the saint - hell no, he is evil incarnate. But I am saying that he really doesn't have much interest in these things. Does anyone seriously conjure images of him up nights working out "health reform"?
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The #KochBrothers want “freedom” alright: freedom to poison our environment and sicken our kids without government interference. We cannot let them get their polluted hands on our Constitution! #NoConCon thinkprogress.org/to-block-epa-r… 1/
Oh look here! The #KochBrothers backed climate-change denier Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. 2/ ucsusa.org/publications/g…
In the midst of the Flint water crisis, House Speaker Paul Ryan wrote an op-Ed opposing the EPA’s Clean Water Act, which several #KochBrothers businesses had lobbied against. Because they want “freedom” to poison our water.
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google.com.mx/amp/s/www.desm…
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Iowa voters! The Iowa House has passed Joint Resolution 8 calling for an Article V Convention of States to amend the US Constitution-as desired by #ALEC & #Kochs! The senate will vote ANY DAY! Tell ur state senators 2 vote NO! Contact info & more below #NoConCon #KochBrothers 1/
Alarmingly, #JR8 had BIPARTISAN support in the IA House. Still, u probably should focus on Senate Republicans first. Here is a list w/ their names & numbers. Tell them u will #VoteThemOut if they vote for a Convention of States! iowasenaterepublicans.com/senators/ 2/
Next, you should convey the same message—vote NO on #JR8 or we will #Vote you out—to the Democratic leadership in the Iowa Senate. Here are their names & numbers. senate.iowa.gov/democrats/sena… 3/
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Iowa voters! The Iowa House has passed Joint Resolution 8 calling for an Article V Convention of States to amend the US Constitution-as desired by #ALEC & #Kochs! The senate will vote ANY DAY! Tell ur state senators 2 vote NO! Contact info & more below #NoConCon #KochBrothers 1/
Find ur Iowa state senators here & tell them 2 vote NO on Joint Resolution 8 calling for an Article V “Convention of State” 2 amend the US Constitution! This is a #KochBrothers resolution meant 2 decimate the federal govt & to eliminate SS & Medicare! 2/ openstates.org/find_your_legi…
Here is a link to Joint Resolution 8. 3/ legis.iowa.gov/legislation/Bi…
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1. Article explains there are TWO separate but overlapping groups calling for Article V Constitutional Convention: (1) “Balanced Budget Task Force” (28 states have filed applications) & (2) the “Convention of States” (a lower # has applied). #NoConCon inthesetimes.com/article/18940/…
2. Correction: The first group is called the Balanced Budget AMENDMENT Task Force. (BBATF).

Anyway, this first Group is scary bc it wants to cut programs like SS, Medicare, and Medicaid under the deceptive guise of balancing the budget.
3. Per the article, the second group, the “Convention of States” group wants not only a Balanced budget amendment, but also to curtail the power and jurisdiction of the federal courts.
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#TheResistance
#LibertyRising
#NoConCon

More on Convention Of States (#COS) and Constitutional Convention (#ConCon) by Ali Adair @AliAdair22 & myself. We hope you'll read this, follow, allow us to follow you, contribute your thoughts and educate your neighbors.
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“The Koch Butlers” @GOP @HouseGOP @SenateGOP are a criminal enterprise whose only policy is "sociopathic predatory nihilism" wearing the mask of "evangelical libertarian patriotism". They care about you and me like an Anteater cares about ants. #KochBrothers
"Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" @JaneMayerNYer @BillMoyers👉👉👉bit.ly/mayer-moyers
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🔥“The #Koch Government: These 44 Trump Officials Have Close Ties to Right-Wing Billionaire Brothers” by ALAN ZIBEL corporatepresidency.org/koch/
🔥🔥🔥Nov. 30, 2017👉”The #Koch Government: HOW THE KOCH BROTHERS’ AGENDA HAS INFILTRATED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION” citizen.org/sites/default/…
“After the inauguration, Lisa Nelson, chief executive of the American Legislative Exchange Council (#ALEC), a #Koch-tied group of state lawmakers funded by corporate foundations, big companies & trade associations, wrote to her members...”
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