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Monday, 11 February 2013 04:07

Fair District Foes In Charge

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One day after being sworn in on Jan. 5th, Gov. Rick Scott wasted no time announcing his appointment of Kurt Browning as Florida’s Secretary of State. Browning oversaw Florida’s 2012 elections. Prior to his appointment, Browning led "Protect Your Vote", a political committee largely bankrolled by the Republican Party of Florida and created to defeat Florida’s “Fair Districts” amendments 5 and 6. 

Former State House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park named State Rep. Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, to head up the committee overseeing the redistricting process. 

Former Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos, R-Merritt Island named State Sen. Don Gaetz, R-Destin to oversee the redrawing of Florida's district lines in the Senate. 

Both Weatherford and Gaetz were vocal opponents of Amendments 5 and 6 and also supporters of the Republican bankrolled PAC "Protect Your Vote". 

The two legislators most responsible for making sure that the legislature followed the redistricting rules laid out in the overwhelmingly voter approved Amendments 5 and 6 were both members of a group explicitly created to defeat those rules. 

The principles of open government are embodied in Florida statutes and are guaranteed in the state Constitution. Floridians have the right of access to governmental meetings and records EXCEPT to those by our Florida Legislators who exempted themselves from the Sunshine Laws. 

Good luck to the AP and group requests for documents forcing legislators and staff to turn over information currently before an appeals court. 

Our Legislators should be working to uphold the constitution and the will of the voters, not spending our money to manipulate the system protecting their own interests and seats while they cut funding for critical services that benefit millions of Floridians. 

Politics as usual in Tallahassee. No accountability, fairness, honesty or transparency. 

 

 

Last modified on Monday, 11 February 2013 04:12
Vicki Impoco

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3 comments

  • Comment Link Clyde White Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:14 posted by Clyde White

    The quote of the decade: U.S. Senator Barack H. Obama March 2006;..... "Mr. President, I rise to talk about Americas debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising Americas debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills" "It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foriegn countries to finance our governments reckless fiscal policies. Over the past five years, our federal debt has increased by $3.5 trillion to $8.6 trillion. That is "trillion" with a "T". That is money that we borrowed from the Social Security trust fund, borrowed from China, and Japan, borrowed from the American taxpayers." It was nice of him to give us this great quote for posterity. When will the well indoctrinated media liberals hold a liberal politician accountable? Enlightened minds want to know.

  • Comment Link Clyde White Saturday, 16 February 2013 10:00 posted by Clyde White

    Information before an appeals court? Is that not the same grounds (excuse) that Eric Holder, and Obama are using for their coverups on Fast and Furious, and also Benghazi? They can sell 2 thousand assault weapons to Mexican drug cartels, and lie to the American public, and tell the U.N. 2 weeks after Benghazi that the attacks were from a protest to protect his re-election bid. No comment? Facts, and common sense are a hard pill to swallow for the left. They should add "see Liberals, and progressives" to the Webster dictionary for the definition of the word Hypocrisy.

  • Comment Link Clyde White Friday, 15 February 2013 11:09 posted by Clyde White

    Accountability!? Sure, I am all for it. That is if the accountabilty goes both ways, and also holds the Dems to the same standard. I am sure however that accountabilty means that the left can scan, and investigate every word and syllable for the use of character assasination of anyone in the GOP. Also the extreme hypocrisy of the left by not ever questioning anything by the Dems in the federal government . Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, $6 Trillion in deficit spending, the expansion of survielance of American citizens, the use of drones to kill American citizens abroad, Slowest economic recovery in history, A record number of unemployed, and foodstamp recipients, 3 million more women out of work in the last four years, The complete subserviency of the media to Obama, (Cult of personality) Printing money like it is going out of style, and indebting our children, and grandchildren for generations. Attacking Rush Limbaugh ( of whom I do not listen to) for calling a woman a S!&T, but not Alan Grayson for calling a woman a whore. I know you are saying I am going off the subject. You may now resume to digging for dirt on the GOP. Only way for the left to win elections. When that fails, Class warfare, racism, and sexism will suffice. Nice way to build unity there hypocrites. Get those Conservatives Vicki. Just remember, before you pluck the mote out of someone elses eye to remove the beam from thy own.

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