I've heard it time and time again (even from my own family members), "I don't vote because all the candidates are the same and I don't know what they're really all about." My response is "what did you do to learn about the candidates? Did you go to any of their events?" Usually the response is a big no. While not every candidate is out there at every event, there are many candidates that DO get out and meet people often. As voters, we have to be actively informed. We can'
I was asked the other day what, as tax-payers, they can do to prevent corruption of politicians. It's a great question and one I've often asked myself. While Florida is no longer considered the most corrupt state, there is still a large amount of corruption- most of it is what's called "legal corruption". There was Governor Scott's desire for requiring drug testing for welfare recipients when he co-founded a company that specialized in drug testing. And then there's Florida