Tagged: Florida legislature

Blasphemy in Politics

Blasphemy in Politics

  Men and women far more learned than I have debated for centuries the idea of the “unforgivable sin.” According to the Gospels, if you commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, you will not be forgiven. But...

Scott’s Forked Tongue

Scott’s Forked Tongue

I didn’t vote for Rick Scott. I don’t see how anyone could. But the majority of Florida’s voters don’t see things my way. They re-elected the man as our governor. Now, they’re getting what...

Score One for the People

Score One for the People

    I had forgotten about the amendments I voted for back in 2010. Along with 60 percent of Floridian voters, I had enthusiastically said yes to two constitutional amendments designed to stop Republican...

How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

How Can Stand Your Ground Laws be Constitutional?

I didn’t hear it on TV and I had to Google it to find out, but, yes, Stand Your Ground laws are being challenged in the courts. It’s puzzling that I heard none of the...

Charlie Crist is Just Too Nice to be a Republican

Charlie Crist is Just Too Nice to be a Republican

Welcome home, Charlie. I suspected you would be joining the Democrats. You’ll be a lot happier now. Those Republicans didn’t deserve you.  I guess you made the move in preparation for a 2014 challenge...

Why Poor States Will Get Poorer by Scrimping

Why Poor States Will Get Poorer by Scrimping

Here in Florida, with Republican governor Rick Scott and a heavily Republican legislature, the conservative theory of belt tightening as a remedy to recession is being showcased. Florida is not the only state delivered...

You Should Know it’s Your Own Fault, Neighbors

You Should Know it’s Your Own Fault, Neighbors

I know I shouldn’t gloat but it’s hard to feel sorry for my neighbors here in Central Florida. Just a few months ago, Sandra and I went to the church next door to vote...

I See a “Conspiracy” Behind the Far-Right Agenda

I See a “Conspiracy” Behind the Far-Right Agenda

Not all “conspiracy theories” are nonsense. One “theory,” for example is becoming so obvious that it’s impossible to ignore.   It’s the claim that: A rich and powerful network is engaged in a coordinated program...