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A Florida New Year’s resolution: Vote | Letters
Here’s what readers are saying in Wednesday’s letters to the editor.
 
Earn a sticker by voting. A letter writer points out that voting helps to ensure that the majority rules.
Earn a sticker by voting. A letter writer points out that voting helps to ensure that the majority rules. [ PATTI SAPONE | nj.com ]
Published Jan. 3

For majority rule, vote

Wish upon a state to make Florida great | Column, Jan. 1

While Craig Pittman’s opinion piece on New Year’s resolutions suggestions for several GOP politicians and GOP appointees was right on the money (literally and figuratively), he missed an opportunity to target the most influential group in Florida, the voters. I suggest every registered voter in Florida make a New Year’s resolution to vote in every local, state and federal election, and that those not registered to vote do so as soon as possible and to make their voice heard in the next election. Stop allowing the minority to rule.

David Burg, Tampa

Think twice

Wish upon a state to make Florida great | Column, Jan. 1

Craig Pittman’s column hit the nail on the head when it comes to developers, especially in Pasco County. Developers care about one thing — how many homes they can squeeze into an area with little regard to the surrounding areas and neighborhoods where Pasco citizens have lived for decades. You cannot depend on the Pasco County commissioners nor the county planners to preserve the safety and security of long-term residents and their neighborhoods. If you are thinking of moving to Pasco, think twice.

Mark Khan, Tampa

The problem with ‘swatters’

Maine official who removed Trump from ballot is swatted | Jan. 1

The people who call authorities to cause an armed response to the victim’s home seem to either believe they can get way with it without repercussions or think the repercussions are worth it to cause harm to another human being. I don’t know which I find more disturbing.

Terry R. Arnold, Treasure Island

Let them cool off

Florida lawmakers want to end 3-day waiting periods for rifles, shotguns | Dec. 29

What’s the problem with a waiting period? Homeowners borrowing against their homes have a required waiting period. It’s to protect the homeowner. A three-day waiting period to buy a rifle protects citizens from impulsive angry people. I don’t think that Florida Republicans will be satisfied until weapons are sold at convenience stores and drive-thru windows with no ID, no license and no common sense.

Eileen Stafford, St. Petersburg

Big Brother, all grown up

Jan. 1, 2024

Happy first day of the “40th anniversary of people saying, ‘Looks like George Orwell was right’.”

David Fraser, Clearwater