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"THE ONLY THING NECESSARY FOR THE TRIUMPH OF EVIL IS FOR GOOD MEN TO DO NOTHING"
--Burke

Sunday, March 2, 2008

ASARCO, G.Gordon Liddy's Daughter and TX HB 433 in January 2003

TXHB 433 read: "... ecological terrorist organization" means two or more persons organized for the purpose of supporting any politically motivated activity intended to obstruct or deter any person from participating in an activity involving ...an activity involving natural resources." ("Activity involving natural resources" means any lawful activity involving the use of a natural resource with an economic value, including mining...or processing [i.e. smelting] natural resources.")

That ALEC task force had an ASARCO executive for its private sector chairman
when it wrote those words; and, it had G.Gordon Liddy's daughter (yes, the same guy from the Watergate break-in during the Nixon years) as its director (Sandy Liddy Bourne). She continues to work at ALEC in a new job, higher up, she co-publishes on her dad's website and has him speak at ALEC events.

see www.alecwatch.org
and also http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/dfiles/file_169.pdf (ALEC Battle of the States)

Handing out literature on a street corner to let people know that ASARCO El Paso burned toxic waste would fit under the above, sounds like to me. The HB 433 would have put anti-Asarco activists' name/addresses/photos into a database for three years before the persons could appeal their designation as "legal terrorists". Any organization helping them (like Get the Lead Out and others) would also be called terrorist organizations.

To read the full text of this draconian bill written quietly by the ALEC.org Energy, Environment and Agriculture task force in 2001-2 (and then passed to the ALEC Criminal Justice Task Force, to be then as quietly taken by the ALEC Criminal Justice Task force Legislative chairman (Rep. Allen) to his own home state of TEXAS in 2003 and passed off as a "hunting group" sponsored bill) see:
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/Text.aspx?LegSess=78R&Bill=HB433








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