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A Constitutional Convention could codify the oligarchy in America #ALEC, #CNP, #KochNetwork, #NoConCon, #China #Cannabis Resist the Privatization of America
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Apr 19, 2023 4 tweets 4 min read
1/ Judge Who Ruled on #Mifepristone was Handpicked by the Same Network that Brought the Lawsuit washingtonspectator.org/texas-judge-wh… by @anelsona
Kacsmaryk's nomination was part of a project championed by his former boss, a member of the Council for National Policy #CNP, the #ShadowNetwork 2/ Kacsmaryk's former boss was Kelly Shackelford, Founder, President, CEO, chief counsel of the First Liberty Institute, and a longtime member of the Council for National Policy. #CNP Image
Apr 8, 2023 12 tweets 7 min read
The Right Wing's Dirty War Against History and Education laprogressive.com/education-refo… The politics of disappearance at work currently in the U.S. takes place under the cover of state legislative policies that erase the histories of marginalized groups and other displaced populations Public Education, 'School Choice' Debate: Defeat of a School Voucher Program Reveals the Truth laprogressive.com/education-refo… “Vouchers take money out of the budget [meant] for public schools and route it to various recipients that include private schools and homeschooling businesses”
Feb 21, 2023 4 tweets 5 min read
1/ Who is to blame for America’s gun madness? The answer is simple sltrib.com/opinion/letter… "GOP politicians on the take, greed driven gun manufacturers without a heart or soul, #ALEC, the #KochNetwork and a small minority of truly sick #gun addicts all have blood on their hands" 2/ "When #Koch became a leader of #ALEC back in 1995, ALEC's publications proudly touted its #gun agenda and the #SecondAmendment right to bear arms, in contrast to it's recent attempts to distance itself from this agenda." prwatch.org/news/2012/05/1…
Feb 5, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
#KochNetwork to back alternative to Trump after sitting out recent primaries washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/… resources include "a million grass-roots activists across all 50 states, data targeting technology known as i360, and the Latino outreach organization Libre" My question: with an organization already set up in so many states, why support any other than their own candidate on the (#KochNetwork ) Stand Together Party ticket? AFP is already America's 3rd political party. washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…
Jan 3, 2023 22 tweets 22 min read
1) Trump won't be able to terminate the US Constitution but a Republican-led effort to rewrite it continues news.yahoo.com/trump-wont-abl… Trump's "allies are busy pushing an unprecedented rewrite of the foundational document that would fundamentally alter Americans' daily lives." 2) "In 2022, a group with ties to Trump's orbit was able to get four more states to join its efforts."

"@CommonCause is trying both to thwart any new convention pushes alongside repealing old resolutions calling a convention." commoncause.org/our-work/const… Support them!

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Dec 2, 2022 43 tweets 24 min read
"#ALEC’s proposed Free Speech in Higher Education Act debated by members this week would ban public universities from using bias reporting systems to prevent or punish “offensive” or “unwanted” speech by students, faculty, staff, or guests." exposedbycmd.org/2022/11/30/ale… #HigherEd Image #ALEC’s FORUM Act "has passed in multiple states with the help of the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, aims to address the manufactured free speech “crisis” being hyped by the Right, often by sending extremist provocateurs to speak at colleges and universities." #HigherEd Image
Nov 18, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
1/ Battle for Earth: The Shocking Extent of the Far-Right Influence Network – Part 7 pressenza.com/2022/11/battle… "their globalist course of free trade and free appropriation of the planet is about to destroy the very habitability of the Earth" 2/ "In order to defend the interests of the fossil fuel industry as well as the other goals of the right-wing libertarian agenda (deregulation, limited government, tax breaks for the wealthy, free trade and globalisation), the far-right billionaires and multimillionaires..."
Nov 5, 2022 38 tweets 21 min read
Republicans Want Teachers to Leave Public Education laprogressive.com/education-refo… Republicans are literally running a political platform on weakening teachers, schools and education because they need the poorly educated to make up their voting base. 1/ DeSantis, conservatives score more Florida school board wins politi.co/3Eg5YXN Moms for Liberty endorsed 12 for Florida school board and donated to campaigns. The 1776 PAC, which opposes critical race theory in schools, endorsed 49 candidates throughout 21 counties.
Oct 29, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Why Are Some Christian Nationalist Leaders Opposed to Being Called Christian Nationalists? newrepublic.com/article/168314… "Which raises the question: If Christian nationalism is as wholesome as a barbecue on the Fourth of July and something to be proud of, why is it also an insult?"-> 2/ "Christian nationalism...is both a set of ideas and a political movement—an organized quest for power—and it represents an existential threat to democracy in America. The leaders of the movement know this. It is many of their supporters that they are attempting to bamboozle."
Aug 4, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
1/ More than 200 #ALEC Politicians Participate in Far-Right Facebook Groups exposedbycmd.org/2022/08/03/mor… via @EXPOSEDbyCMD 2/ "The most popular far-right Facebook groups of interest to ALEC legislators deal with Covid denial, the Tea Party, radical reinterpretations of the Constitution...Stop the Steal, school policy, and anti-abortion forums." Image
Aug 2, 2022 12 tweets 7 min read
Financial Firm Cashes in on the Anti-Woke Crusade exposedbycmd.org/2022/08/01/fin… via @EXPOSEDbyCMD "anyone who wishes to invest in more sustainable ways of doing business as the climate crisis worsens is simply cynical and imposing a woke political agenda where it isn’t wanted"
🐂💩 Texas' Law Banning State Investment in Companies That Boycott Fossil Fuels Draws Interest Elsewhere dallasobserver.com/news/texas-pro… New law banning #ESG, based on an #ALEC model bill, is now spreading to Oklahoma, West Virginia, Indiana and Louisiana
Jul 29, 2022 44 tweets 24 min read
1) NRB, the world’s largest association of Christian communicators, announced the addition of 36 organizations and individuals as NRB members in the first two quarters of 2022 nrb.org/articles/nrb-w…
new member: Convention of States Action
new Associate Member: Newsmax 2) NRB is an "international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers...To protect the free speech rights of our members to speak Biblical truth...providing networking and relational opportunities."
Jun 10, 2022 13 tweets 7 min read
Fossil fuel divestment spells crisis for pensioners and taxpayers redlandsdailyfacts.com/2022/06/09/fos… - Desperate arguments against #ESG's pushed by #ALEC's VP of policy Texas' Law Banning State Investment in Companies That Boycott #FossilFuels Draws Interest Elsewhere dallasobserver.com/news/texas-pro… idea is spreading to red states Oklahoma, West Virginia, Indiana and Louisiana, where the bills have their beginnings in draft legislation written by #ALEC
May 29, 2022 37 tweets 21 min read
1/ #NorthCarolina Could Be Next in Joining Initiative to Restore Balance Between State and Federal Government theepochtimes.com/north-carolina… North Carolina could be joining the Convention of States using Article V of the United States Constitution. #NoConCon 2/ "In March 2021, the North Carolina House passed House Joint Resolution 233, which calls for the state to be added to the convention, now leaving it up to the Senate to follow the House’s lead." Image
May 25, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
1/ Breaching The Mainstream - A National Survey of Far Right Membership in State Legislators irehr.org/reports/breach… 875 state legislators in the 2021-2022 term, in all 50 states, have joined at least one of 789 far-right FB groups - 11.85% of all state legislators in the U.S.⚠️ 2/ The far-right themes documented in this report include: election denial, COVID denial, anti-vaccine “health freedom,” Islamophobia, antisemitic conspiracies, attacks on Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory, anti-abortion, “groomer” anti-LGBTQIA bigotry, white nationalism. Image
Jan 30, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ Many “Parent” Groups Opposing Masks and CRT Are Actually Driven by Dark Money truthout.org/articles/many-… These “parent” groups appear to have joined the decades-long coordinated dark money effort to dismantle public education 2/ such organizations as “Moms for Liberty,” “Parents Defending Education” and the “Independent Women’s Forum” have been featured in right-wing media as “concerned parents” attacking public schools without disclosing their positions in dark money-funded organizations.
Jan 20, 2022 43 tweets 26 min read
Term limits, a balanced budget: Ohio Republicans want to amend the U.S. Consitution dispatch.com/story/news/202… House Joint Resolution 1, would submit Ohio's official application for a Convention of States #NoConCon #Ohio Resolution calling for convention of states advances to final-round debate yorknewstimes.com/news/state-and… via @yorknewstimes Similar to resolutions adopted in 15 other states, LR14 proposes a convention of states outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution #Nebraska #NoConCon
Oct 26, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
1/2 ‘Christocrat’ Rick Scarborough Has Big Plans to ‘Take Over’ School Boards All Across Texas rightwingwatch.org/post/christocr… thousands of Texan pastors will activate their congregations to ensure that conservative Christians “take over their local school boards” all across the state 2/2 "Rick Scarborough, a self-described “Christocrat,” strident anti-LGBTQ activist, and longtime critic of public education" sits on the Board of Governors of the Council for National Policy. #CNP #LGBTQ #publiceducation

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Oct 14, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Trump Supporters Are Waving All-Black American Flags, and Here’s Why You Should Be Nervous theroot.com/trump-supporte… Black American flags are the flags that mean “no quarter shall be given.” They are the opposite of the white flag of surrender. "Trump supporters have begun flying all-black American flags, in an implicit threat to harm or kill their opponents — meaning nonwhite people, “socialist liberals,” Muslims, vaccinated people and others deemed to be “enemies” of “real America.”
Sep 22, 2021 30 tweets 18 min read
Rick Santorum: Convention of States Needed for Balanced-Budget Amendment newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/san… via @newsmax #NoConCon Santorum to #ALEC: Convene States to Amend Constitution (But Sidestep Trump) timesofsandiego.com/politics/2021/…
Aug 31, 2021 16 tweets 10 min read
'Convention of States' group holds meeting in Petoskey upnorthlive.com/news/local/con… Around 40 people came out Saturday morning, including Representative John Damoose and Senator Wayne Schmidt #Michigan Rick Santorum: Convention of States Needed for Balanced-Budget Amendment newsmax.com/newsmax-tv/san… via @newsmax #NoConCon