To the editor:
I’ve noticed there are fewer “letters to the editor” recently and wonder if, like me, people find it difficult to decide which atrocity to address.
Our government and Legislature are trying to drive our country into a Libertarian society, which means “every man for himself” (and woman). That means no public services except for the police (to protect wealthy owners’ property) and no public education except the technical kind which produces workers for factories and businesses. The liberal arts education, which our colleges used to provide, encourages and teaches students to THINK, an activity dangerous to those who like the security of dogma.
Legislatures all over the country are receiving “model bills” that they only have to copy, sign and introduce. These bills take power from the federal government; they redistribute wealth in the form of less taxation of the wealthy and more taxes for the middle and lower classes.
ALEC, a “nonprofit” political organization, supplements the salaries of elected officials through “scholarships” to include them in their conferences, keeping contributions flowing to the Republican Party through their influence.
ALEC, approximately 40 years old, has only recently become widely known. Its activities should be carefully watched.