The powerful and secretive American Legislative Exchange Council sins have been documented in several posts on Coarse Cracked Corn. It is easy for individuals to feel powerless against such corporate back room shenanigans ALEC is robbing us of our democracy while dishonestly portraying itself as a "charity."
There are things you and I can do right here in Virginia. Contact Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and tell him to investigate the tax-exempt status of ALEC. Tell him anyone or any business can lobby government officials, but they shouldn't get tax breaks for doing so.
Tell the attorney general there is a fox in the henhouse and he needs to get his gun!
Open Thread - Tips For The Fourth - [image: Open Thread - Tips For The Fourth] Don't forget the pets on the fourth. via The Oatmeal. And h/t Jamie here are some tips on photographing firework...
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