U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy should be congratulated for urging the Coast Guard to continue its search for Palm Beach County teenagers Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen. Though the search has officially been called off, urging authorities to go the extra mile to save children is the right thing to do.
Today at Florida International University, Hillary Clinton called for the lifting of the U.S. embargo on Cuba; though in doing so she solidified her position alongside President Obama as sympathetic to the Castro regime.
Since President Obama began his diplomatic relations with the Cuban government, the struggles of the Cuban people have only worsened. The Cuban government has been caught smuggling weapons into North Korea and sheltering international terrorists, all the while abusing the rights of its citizens through a system of brutal oppression and exploitation.
Many years ago, policymakers were concerned with managing a scarcity of energy resources following the energy crisis of the Carter administration.
In a remarkable turnaround, America now has a surplus of energy resources, most notably the shale gas, which has energized the industry.
We are in the middle of an American energy boom. Our future is bright if we can rein in overly-burdensome government regulations.
As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, my colleagues and I are working to quickly transform the scarcity mindset into a surplus approach.
The Florida Keys. Even if you live in this magical paradise, when you hear those words it is hard not to think about margaritas, shocking sunsets and Jimmy Buffett crooning on a bar stool. As the Tourist Development Council would say, “close to perfect, far from normal.” It seems to describe us pretty well.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush returned to Tallahassee this morning, site of his greatest accomplishments during eight years in office.
Proclaiming “voters want to know what we believe in, but also what we’ve accomplished,” he went through a litany of his policies that made Florida a better place to live, work and play.
He cut governmental bureaucracy by more than 10 percent, he tackled the systemic problems of child welfare by creating the cutting-edge Community Based Care system, and he vetoed more than 2,500 budget items, thus earning him the nickname “Veto Corleone.”
Morality is always higher than law. Any sincere system of law, beginning with the Ten Commandments, is the human attempt to express morality in language. Law is itself higher than whim.
When law expresses “malus in se” it expresses that an offense against that law is “evil in itself” as determined by human experience. “Malus in se” laws include those against murder, robbery, bearing false witness, adultery, child abuse, and so forth. “Malus in se” is distinguished from “malus prohibitus.”
This sad day in history will forever reflect that the highest court of our land ignored the rule of law and the will of 51 million people in over 38 states in an illegitimate act of raw judicial power and arrogance.
The extra trips to the hardware store for plywood and nails to board up windows. The stocked pantries and cupboards with canned goods and water bottles. The spare batteries and flashlights stashed around the house. The safety drills to take shelter in hallways and bathtubs. These are all-too-familiar precautions we Floridians practice when hurricane season rolls around. Because, it is all about prevention.
In recent weeks, Florida has created quite a bit of political news as it relates to energy production, with members of Congress filing legislation both to encourage and discourage Florida as a contributor to our nation’s energy portfolio through offshore energy production.
Understandably, politicians are protective of our beautiful beaches to where tourists flock from around the world, and the great military presence in our state where men and women train to protect our country. Everyone will agree these are important priorities and economic drivers that should be protected.
It seems like just yesterday we recovered from the deluge of political ads to hit the airwaves and our mailboxes. If you have paid attention to the news, you know that the cycle never really stops and it will soon be back in our faces with presidential and congressional seats open in 2016.