Marshall in the Middle

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Party Bickering Costs All of Us


Another letter published in the Orlando Sentinel this past week., I feel compelled to share on this blog.  The Orlando Sentinel wrote a superb editorial on the need for our state government to get off their ass and take some real action before our natural springs here in Florida are ruined forever.  As usual, the hold up is partisan politics.  Our state government is run by the Republicans but even the Senate and the very conservative governor are behind more aggressive action to save these natural wonders. It's the house that is the holdup.  The house is occupied by quite a few tea party nitwits so you can all imagine where this is going. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the latest "Marshall Missile".  (by the way, I tried to copy and paste the actual article because they included a picture of a cute little girl swimming in clear spring water-- nice touch-- but I couldn't get it to cooperate with Blogger)

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Publication: Orlando Sentinel; Date: Mar 30, 2014; Section: A SeCtion; Page: A24

Legacy of ruined springs

Thanks for the thoughtful words in defense of our natural springs ("House must join Senate's efforts to rescue
springs," Orlando Sentinel, Thursday). As is always the case, lurking beneath all government inefficiency are the two political parties and their chosen issues, whether they be "left" or "right," and the subsequent loss of all common sense in support of whatever "side" they are on for that issue. Unfortunately for the rest of us, Republicans are in control of the Florida House, and therefore, environmental issues are neglected because that is a cause of the "left." I am of neither party and condemn the state House from the center for selling out the future of Florida springs in the name of special interests and political cronyism. I don't care if my children or my future grandchildren will be "right" or "left" as they grow up, but I do hope they take pictures of our ruined algae-covered springs and take them to the convalescent facility for retired legislators. They can then spend all day observing the effect of their work as young state legislators in the early 21st century. This will be their legacy.

Charles E. Marshall Clermont

In My Humble Opinion !!