Letter: Problem With Amendment 6

Once again, the GOP turned good legislation that benefits all of us into another GOP political advantage. They used the public cry for victim’s rights to slip in an unpopular, unrelated item — a dirty tactic used for decades! This tactic is how they slowly turned this nation into the mess that exists today, where corporations pull the strings and the majority of the people get the short end of the stick.

Amendment 6 should only have been the Marsy’s Law Crime Victims’ Rights! Allowing old GOP-appointed state justices and judges to extend their retirement another five years assures their chokehold on control, where the people are at the mercy of their political sway instead of justice. So, we have a choice to vote yes and help victims but hurt chances of a fair judicial review, or vote no and hurt victims but help citizens prevent these old judges from doing more damage to Floridians. By doing this, the GOP benefits either way the vote goes, and the people get the short end of the stick again.

Jude Smallwood, The Acreage