If only we could vote, “None of the Above”, but we can’t. We have a say in this election and it need not be wasted on unknowns. The fact remains that one Floridian vote can sway an election either to the right or to the left.
We the people of Florida, depending upon what district you live in, have an obligation and the power to make things better or worst. Even if you don’t want to do the research on each candidate, you need to weight the facts.
We don’t need a candidate in office who has acquired past presidents and first ladies to endorse them. It’s time to remove the clouds and see what the person will do to make things better for you and the state of the nation in which you live.
Some people have the money to get a bus and drive around town to urge you to vote in favor of Legalizing Medical Marijuana in the state of Florida as other states have already done. You may have seen a local person getting national recognition on TV. There are two ways to look at the Marijuana issue: will legalizing it keep the drug for medicinal purposes and state regulated, or will it be a free-for-all to get a good high?
We need to see how other states are doing with the sales of medicinal and recreational marijuana. Can anyone buy the product? Will the legalized sales help the economy? Compare this to prohibition. The state makes money even though people abuse alcohol. As it stands today, if someone wanted a nickel bag of weed, there is always a way to get it.
Another issue that comes to the table is: Raising the Florida Minimum wage from $7.92/hr. to $15.00/hr. Huh, that’s almost double of what it is now. How will that affect the economy for tax payers? Taxes will increase to make up for the increase in minimum wages. A win/lose situation.
There was a time when working at McDonalds or Burger King was a part-time job because the person needed a little extra income while they were seeking a higher education. Going to a trade school or college was the answer for getting a higher wage. Now, some people want the government to give them just as much money as a rocket scientist earns.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the Florida governor’s race is as tight as they come. The latest poll from the Tampa Bay Times shows Crist and Scott tied. The average of major surveys from this fall at RealClearPolitics gives Crist a slight edge of 1.2 percentage points.
This writer wasn’t going to say anything about the upcoming elections, but after a local lawyer stated that they might not win the battle, but they will win the war – the fight is on! Go to the polls on Tuesday November 4, 2014 and VOTE! You might say, “My vote doesn’t count”, but through it all, the electoral votes are influenced by your VOTE. Oh, and don’t forget, that along with your homework – it’s time to pray for guidance.