Tag: U.S. Constitution

Guest AuthorDecember 6, 2015

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“ I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support, protect, and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the State of  Florida …So help me God.” Article II Section 5 Constitution of the State of Florida. The Florida Constitution requires every elected or duly appointed member of the executive, […]

Guest AuthorDecember 1, 2015

7min287
I resign from the Republican Party. I’ve hung in there for a while, and I’ve hoped that the current spate of crazy was just the normal primary nonsense. But at this point I really see nothing of what I believe in any of the viable candidates. The front-runner’s campaign slogan of “Heil Trump” is simply […]

Bill PrescottOctober 26, 2015

8min219
Term limits have spelled disaster for the Florida Legislature – erasing experience, dumbing down the process, and leaving lobbyists even more firmly in control. It was the achievement of people who preferred to weaken government rather than improve it. Florida being Florida, it figures that some people now propose to do the same to the […]

Guest AuthorSeptember 20, 2015

5min127
The U.S. Senate’s refusal to debate or vote on the Iran nuclear agreement is a national embarrassment. The culprit is clear: the 60-vote threshold required to stop a filibuster. It’s time to end the filibuster, a relic of the past that is contributing to gridlock and dysfunction. This week I sent a letter to Senate […]

Associated PressAugust 16, 2015
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wants more than a wall to keep out immigrants living in the country illegally. He also wants to end “birthright citizenship” for their children, he said Sunday. And he would rescind Obama administration executive orders on immigration and toughen deportation, allowing in only “the good ones.” Trump described his expanded […]

Guest AuthorJuly 27, 2015
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Florida’s nine national parks are suffering, needing about $190 million in crucial maintenance left unfunded and neglected at the end of the last fiscal year, the National Park Service reports. Everglades National Park ended the past fiscal year with $58.8 million in unmet needs while Dry Tortugas National Park’s unfunded maintenance totaled $56.8 million, according […]


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