In addition to the 2000 election sleight of hand (Jeb’s pretty slick, June 30), another worthy example is from the election two years later when voters passed the class-size amendment and Bush said that he had a “devious plan” for dealing with the result.
Unfortunately, this attitude has infected the Legislature, too, which has undermined two other amendments for which Floridians voted — redistricting and, the most recent, Amendment One. Hopefully, we will establish independent commissions to implement these voter-approved mandates, such as an effort promoted in Arizona and now upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The less involvement from Tallahassee the better.
David C. Hancock, Coconut Grove