Eco-Friendly: Amendment “Won”

Photo by Bryan Palacio


Bryan Palacio / Staff Writer

Photo by Bryan Palacio


Continued from yesterday’s post.

Republican Senator Alan Hays is one of the people deciding how the money from Amendment 1 is spent. And one of the major jobs of the bill is to buy more land that is essential in the natural process of the water flow in Florida. But while Florida has over nine and a half million acres of land for conservation, Hays believes that more land isn’t necessary. “How much is enough?” said Senator Hays while in a radio interview on The Sunshine Economy. He even went as far as to say that he believed that too much land was already owned. So when the person in charge of buying more land already believes we own too much land, progress becomes collateral damage to political rhetoric.

But if you truly care for Amendment 1, there are things you can do. Voicing your opinion is still the number one way to have an impact in a democracy. Although Rick Scott isn’t going anywhere for the next few years (unfortunately), you can still tell him and your other representatives what you think. You can write letters and emails, place phone calls, start organizations, protest, take it to social media, sign petitions, and much more. Let your voice be heard! Remember, they are supposed to work for you and represent your values. As Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.”

And the voters have spoken.

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