In November when I vote not to retain the three justices on the ballot, it will have nothing to do with a handful of Florida rulings that run contrary to my politics. It will have everything in the world to do with competence.
In November, millions of Florida voters may very well decide the next president of the United States. Amid the excitement of the race for the White House, some of the deeply impactful (and in some cases, deeply troubling) amendments to Florida’s Constitution -- which will also appear on November’s ballot -- may be overlooked.
In 1994, Florida voters approved an amendment to the state Constitution that was intended to limit the growth of state government. The theory was that Florida government shouldn’t grow faster than the people’s incomes that are funding it.
The greatest challenge to Florida's economic growth will be fostering a dynamic business climate, one that embraces our legacy as a great tourist destination, but that also positions Florida as the ideal state for private capital investment.
"The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside," Barack Obama said in an interview Thursday on the Spanish-language Univision network. "You can only change it from the outside."