A membership requirement of ALEC - stated on their 990. Members dedicated NOT to representative government, NOT to limited government - dedicated to "limited representative government". ALEC's coordinated attack by state legislators to suppress voting and their attack of 17th amendment presents a "real and present danger" to US people.
The American Legislative Exchange Council may be responsible for the loss of their interpretation of democracy, but not mine. My interpretation is still going strong. If their interpretation of democracy is letting banks run free, just like the pre 2008 crash, restricting American citizens from voting, and calling Animal rights groups terrorists, than yes, they have lost democracy. But my democracy is still running strong.