Amendment 4 did
not go far enough
I wanted to comment on the recent Another View column by University of Florida law professor Jon Mills; in it, Mills hailed the fact that Amendment 4, which restores the voting rights of ex-felons, is now actual law.
But why would ex-felons be happy with just being allowed to vote when they are still often unable to get jobs or find housing? Amendment 4 did not go far enough.
B.J. Allison, Fleming Island
Editorial cartoon parroted
Democratic talking points
The recent editorial cartoon mocking President Donald Trump’s national address on the situation at our border simply echoed the talking point that is parroted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and all of the other Democrats — as well as by their partners in the fake media.
When the comments of the politicians and media talking heads are compiled together in a single film clip — all of them using the same words and talking points with straight faces — it becomes comical! It’s almost as though all of these people are under robotic control.
The relevant question is this:
Who are the real experts on whether we have a crisis at our southern border?
Are they Pelosi, Schumer and the other politicians in Washington trying to overturn the 2016 election?
Or are those experts our border enforcement agents who have been coping with illegal immigrants pouring into our country for decades?
Meanwhile, our so-called congressional leaders continue to kick this problem down the road.
Maybe we finally have a leader who is determined to end this game of kicking the can down the road — and is determined to take action.
Edwin Reid, Palatka
Editorial totally overlooked
the damage done by Scott
The recent Times-Union editorial praising former Gov. Rick Scott for “keeping his promises” made no mention of the damage that Scott did to the environment and education in Florida.
Nor was there any mention of Scott’s refusal to expand Medicaid, which kept many Floridians from receiving health care.
The editorial highlighted Scott’s work to “improve” Florida’s economy, but it overlooked the fact that there are so many low-paying jobs in our state.
It also did not mention that Florida ranks in the lowest percentile for per-pupil spending and teacher pay.
The editorial was shocking.
Barbara Bennett, Jacksonville