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Old 10-31-2014, 08:24 AM
 
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I want the governor to have more power to get things done.
I'm glad you voted, but this doesn't make any sense. It doesn't make anything quicker, or easier, or more stream-lined. Originally, the NEW governor elects the NEW justice. It worked just fine, and on time. Now the OLD governor elects the NEW justice, after the OLD governor has already been told to leave office - the justice is not supposed to start until 2 months after the OLD governor has already been voted out. That doesn't make the governor have more power - it makes them have less. The NEW governor comes into a newly elected climate that presumably the people want, but now they don't have their normal powers of electing justices which is part of their job description - because the person who was fired took their job from them and did what was worst for the people. If the people fired the OLD governor, the people, as well as the NEW governor, do NOT trust the OLD governor to elect a good justice for us all to be stuck with forever. This gives the most recently elected governor who is likely more in step with what the people currently want, far LESS power than a governor is supposed to have. No other state works like this - the currently employed are the ones in charge of hiring, not the people who have already been fired.
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Old 10-31-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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The thing with millenials is that, like every cohort from the baby boomers onward, American history class never got within 30 years of their high school years and recent history tends to get lost. So they never got part the Vietnam war and missed out on such things as the women's rights movement of the 70s and 80s.

My Mom actually had to threaten to sue her employer in the early 1970s to be allowed to use her accumulated sick leave for maternity leave because pregnancy and recovering from it technically wasn't illness or injury. (The school district caved because they didn't want their name to be associated with being a test case for that)

I am a Democrat because the modern Republican party wants to roll back what are some pretty basic gains like that in the name of being more 'business-friendly'. Look how hard so many of them fought against the FMLA Act and don't forget it.
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Old 10-31-2014, 11:00 AM
 
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The thing with millenials is that, like every cohort from the baby boomers onward, American history class never got within 30 years of their high school years and recent history tends to get lost. So they never got part the Vietnam war and missed out on such things as the women's rights movement of the 70s and 80s.
That is a massive generalization to make about the tens of thousands of schools across this nation, and is not remotely true. Some districts have poor education, but that does not mean they all do. I learned these things in school, and then I went on to teach high school and college at a young age and certainly the schools I was in - even those that were in financially struggling districts - do teach these topics and they were part of my curriculum. Why make a generalization about an entire generation of people, when we are not all the same, and certainly are not all ignorant? I am in the oldest years of the millenial generation, and I created this thread, after all. It's not true that all baby boomers were drugged out hippies, or that all people from the 50s were June and Ward Cleaver, either.

Also, LOL to the phrase "modern Republican party"! That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one...
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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Please vote NO today. This amendment is seriously messed up, and yet another reason the state of FL will be the laughingstock of the nation politically. Let's at least show that we have some common sense about one thing, if not the rest - this is bad no matter what party or ideology you belong to. Current job holders should hire staff, not FORMER job holders. That should be obvious, as it is in every other state. The governor who has been currently elected is the one who should elect the current justices. Obviously. Not the governor who was already fired and has since left office.
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Old 11-05-2014, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I definitely voted no on that. Common sense is already in short supply as it is in Florida. Amending the rules to allow for this would be utterly absurd.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I voted no. I also didnt like the mandatory retirement age thing. I think they should work until they decide to retire and not be forced out.
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