28 May 2011

Rick Scott: Florida's Number One Dictator!

This article in the St. Petersburg Times was interesting: Gov. Rick Scott's Office - We didn't kick anyone out of budget signing.

Turns out, according to the article, that Florida's Chief Crook Executive has ways to deal with dissenters. During a budget signing ceremony in The Villages, a community located next to Leesburg east of Interstate 75 and the northern terminus of the Florida Turnpike, several residents who were opposed to Rick Scott's budget and leadership were chased away by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office on the orders of Rick Scott. After all, according to the Constitution of the State of Florida the governor is the chief law enforcement officer of the state.

What is going on here? Sick law enforcement on people exercising their constitutional right to peacefully assemble and protest and at the same time threaten these people with arrest for trespassing? This goes on to show you that Rick Scott is way out of touch with the people of Florida and that Rick Scott will do anything to accomplish an objective, including the turning of law enforcement against the people and threatening the people with arrest and even incarceration on trumped-up charges of trespassing, among other things.

This is not new. Back when George W. Bush - our former Star Spangled War Loving President - was in office he went to major extremes to make sure that lawful protesters were effectively excluded from areas where he traveled. Now this is happening again - this time, here in Florida with a governor who is out of touch with the people.

I have mentioned this in the reader comments area in the St. Petersburg Times, and I'll mention it again:

Rick Scott = Adolf Hitler.

The Republican Party of Florida and the Florida Chamber of Commerce = The Nazi Party.

Law enforcement commanded by Rick Scott (after all, the governor is the state's chief law enforcement officer per the Florida Constitution as I mentioned earlier) to deal with and threaten dissenters with criminal charges such as trespass = the Nazi SS Troops.

Ask yourself: Do we even live in the United States of America anymore as far as the State of Florida is concerned? Or do we live in a totaltarian state such as Cuba, China, Myanmar (Burma) or even Belarus where dissenters are routinely jailed, often times without charges?

Hey, if we were living in a country where human rights and civil liberties are suppressed, we would not be singing The Star-Spangled Banner as part of Rays pre-game ceremonies at Tropicana Field. Imagine this for a moment the next time you go to a Rays game and you get there early enough for the pre-game ceremonies:


Rays public address announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, please rise and remove your caps for the presentation of our nation's colors, which are this evening presented by a high school JROTC color guard. And at this time, please join so-and-so, a student from a local high school, in the singing of our national anthem. Performing tonight's national anthem in sign language is so-and-so from some organization that you probably know or don't know of.

Here goes the singer singing the national anthem - this time, you don't hear The Star-Spangled Banner. Instead, you hear the national anthem of a country whose human rights and civil liberties are suppressed, let's say My Belarusy (We Belarusians), the national anthem of Belarus.

Now you're thinking, why Belarus? Belarus is an eastern European country whose leader, Alexander Lukashenko, suppresses any and all forms of dissent by not only turning soldiers and law enforcement against the people, the people are routinely jailed oftentimes on no charges being filed. Almost a modern day version when the people of Germany feared Adolf Hitler and his SS troops during World War II.

In other words, instead of hearing O'er say can you see, by the dawn's early light, you hear My Belarusy, mirnyja ludzi, sercam addanyja rodnaj ziamli echoing through Tropicana Field. You say to yourself, what is going on here? This is America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, not the land of the afraid and the home of the oppressed!


Unfortunately, Florida is slipping slowly into O the land of the afraid, and the home of the oppressed. That's what probably went through the mind of the people of The Villages peacefully protesting Rick Scott's budget who were chased out on the orders of the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. As long as Rick Scott is in power at the helm of the highest office of the State of Florida, Rick Scott will do anything at his disposal to take care of dissenters, even if it includes turning law enforcement against the people.

I urge you to read my other blog entry on recalling Rick Scott NOW! There is a website also in operation called recallrickscott.net and we Floridians need to get the ball rolling on a citizen initiative to place the ability to recall the governor and high ranking Florida officials into the Florida Constitution on the 2012 ballot, and if this passes to get Rick Scott recalled from office.

We Floridians need to take back our State of Florida - before it's too late!

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