My initial reaction to all the amendments to Florida’s Constitution is that they were generated by Republican legislators without any support from their Democratic colleagues. They appeared suspect, with hidden agendas.
Nevertheless, I did my research, studied League of Women Voters’ explanation and read The Miami Herald’s editorials. The latter brought out the problem of Amendment 2 setting a precedent for other groups to seek similar benefit and the loss of revenue for local governments, which will mean fewer services for all if Amendments 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11 are passed.
While each of these amendments has identified a deserving target population, the outcomes, if passed, aren’t good for the state’s total population. Amendment 6 is a gimmick to trample on women’s rights, while Amendment 8 will funnel public funds to religious educational entities.
I’m not fooled by the glorious titles chosen for these amendments.
Kamala Anandam, Weston