From DHinMI's ongoing series on DailyKos.com about "Bush authoritarianism" -
Blackwater’s CEO Erik Prince...is the son of the late Edgar Prince, who before his death a few years ago was one of the biggest funders of the radical right. Prince’s sister Betsy married Dick DeVos, son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos; the various DeVos foundations are among the most important sources of money for Republicans and the radical right. The Prince and DeVos families do not control the radical right, and there is not a tiny cabal of people pulling all the strings of the Bush administration. But to a remarkable degree, many of the major supporters of the religious right are also supporters of radical privatization, are major supporters of the Bush administration and the Republican party, and are beneficiaries of Bush’s policies.