Florida ballot amendments not good stacked

By Darlene Vann
Col: Musings
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EDGEWATER, Fla. -- I have to say I am not a fan of this bundling of items in the amendments on our recent ballot.

In my opinion, an amendment should be for one thing at a time. As some of these stand, you may want part of it but not all so either way you are voting for something you don’t want or against something you do.

If you pay attention you know already that this is a typical Washington trick. The reason the bills they pass are hundreds of pages long is partly for all the legalese but also because they are not about one item. They include many other things the politicians are trying to push through without scrutiny. If they slip them into a righteous bill and it gets passed they win. Usually in this instance, we the people, lose something.

If you pay attention you know already that this is a typical Washington trick. The reason the bills they pass are hundreds of pages long is partly for all the legalese but also because they are not about one item. They include many other things the politicians are trying to push through without scrutiny. If they slip them into a righteous bill and it gets passed they win. Usually in this instance, we the people, lose something.

Do you really think every single congressman or senator reads all those bills thoroughly? No way, especially when they pass a last-minute one that no one has had time to read.

We should demand that all bills and amendments are for one thing only and must be read by all voters completely before votes are cast. I have no clue how we could do that but if we could then maybe the system won’t keep being bent the way it has been for so many years. It would certainly be a lot fairer for all that way.

What do you think?

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Musings By Darlene Vann
Darlene Vann is a resident of Edgewater and has been with the 24/7 Internet newspaper from the onset. She likes to write about the lighter side of life, but sometimes feels compelled to tackle some of the tougher issues. The blog, "Musings" (and its contents), is the sole copyright-protected intellectual property of NSB News LLC, and cannot be reproduced, copied or published in whole or in part elsewhere without the prior expressed written permission of the publisher. NSBNews.net, VolusiaNews.net and HeadlineSurfer.com are owned by NSB News LLC. All three domains fall under the umbrella of Headline Surfer, a registered trademark.