How Americans Are About to Be Had by the Oligarchy
29 January 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, which lobbied state legislatures to gerrymander state legislative districts to now essentially lock up the US congressional house for republicans is at it again. ALEC has already also locked up most state legislatures for republicans, as I have explained earlier. But now the rest of the oligarchy's plan is unfolding.
Those same republican controlled legislatures are now being urged by billionaire GOP donors and Charles and David Koch and their friends, to have those state legislatures convene a constitutional convention, permissible under Article V of the Constitution.
At that convention, they want to rewrite the Constitution to do all sorts of things staunch republicans and conservatives want to, but primarily to increase and protect the power of the oligarchy and their corporations, lock up or in the power of their republican servants and to reduce the power and worth of the vote of the people. Since the state legislatures are already largely republican controlled, they will likely succeed.
We have been outsmarted and outmaneuvered again. While liberals and progressives have been crying, whining, ranting and howling, the truth is they are again asleep at the wheel and almost too stupid to breath. Republicans and ALEC have worked for years to tie up state legislatures with republicans, as I have been saying for years and now we have this. The next logical step. The other shoe has dropped. We are about to be had.
It takes 34 states to convene a constitutional convention; 28, have already passed resolutions to do that. ALEC, billionaire GOP donors and Koch & Friends are now targeting 11 other states and firming up republican control of those and other state legislatures. It is a scissor game that has been planned and underway for years, especially getting republican control of the state legislatures. Ratification by 34 state legislatures makes the new constitutional amendments part of the new constitution. We have been oblivious and sleep and it is largely too late to do much now.