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Florida Election 2010

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment
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I’ve been doing some research for the 2010 election coming up soon.  I discovered a good site that may be helpful to others here in the Florida.

Judge Retention – At the bottom of each section is an “Additional Information” and a “Recommendation” section.  The additional information makes a good case for the recommendations and I haven’t found any I disagree with.

http://respublicamyblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/those-who-judge-us-the-2010-florida-judicial-retention-ballot/

Amendments – I disagree with their recommendation of “Yes” on #2, but not very strongly, and it will likely pass anyway.

http://respublicamyblog.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/florida-constitutional-amendments-on-the-november-2010-ballot/

TEA – A good article (but very long) on why the TEA party listed on our Florida ballot is not the Tea Party Movement, which also explains why I could find so little information about the candidates running for this minor party.  It helped me decide to vote for Adam Putnam instead of Ira Chester even though the former voted for TARP.

http://respublicamyblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/the-smell-in-the-room-controversy-over-floridas-new-ballot-qualified-tea-party/#more-902

The Constitution In Other Hands

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I heard an interesting reference in Sunday School this morning to Democracy in America by Alexis de Toqueville.  The United States Constitution as good as it is is only as good as the morality of the people who wield it.

The Constitution of the United States is like those exquisite
productions of human industry which ensure wealth and renown to their
inventors, but which are profitless in any other hands. This truth is
exemplified by the condition of Mexico at the present time. The Mexicans
were desirous of establishing a federal system, and they took the
Federal Constitution of their neighbors, the Anglo-Americans, as their
model, and copied it with considerable accuracy.  But although they
had borrowed the letter of the law, they were unable to create or
to introduce the spirit and the sense which give it life. They were
involved in ceaseless embarrassments between the mechanism of their
double government; the sovereignty of the States and that of the Union
perpetually exceeded their respective privileges, and entered into
collision; and to the present day Mexico is alternately the victim of
anarchy and the slave of military despotism.
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