These are stories you shouldn't miss and my takes on them.
First up from the Sun Sentinel, Florida voters don't support immigrant family separation.
Excerpt: Florida voters disapprove of President Donald Trump’s separation of families who enter the U.S. illegally, with half calling it immoral.
But a close examination of the latest Florida polling on the issue shows it’s unclear if the Trump’s policy path will hurt his fellow Republicans during this year’s midterm elections, a prospect Democrats hope for and Republicans fear. The overall view of Florida voters shown in the CBS News 2018 Battleground Tracker poll conducted June 19-22.
The policy of separating children when families enter the U.S. illegally at the southern border, modified by Trump last week, is broadly disliked by Florida voters: 46 percent strongly disapprove and 11 percent somewhat disapprove.
Hot Take: Of course, there's one very big issue with this story and all of the others like it. It's based on a false premise. The opening line of this story is demonstrably false and slanderous. It's not Donald Trump's separation of families, it's the law of the United States of America. Ironically enough, the only action Donald Trump has taken is executive action to attempt to end family separations is literally the exact opposite. I choose to address this in the "Important" headlines because of the pervasiveness of this type of fake news reporting.
Over the past week plus, I've shared all of the facts that are continuously ignored regarding immigration policy in the United States. The important thing at this point is to not engage the false premise that separation is Donald Trump's policy. It's not and those who report it and politicians who cite it are demonstrable liars. It's alarming the extent of the false reporting that's now passing to mainstream journalism.
Next headline is also from the Sun Sentinel, 105 new Florida laws kick in on Sunday.
Hot Take: You ever wonder how many laws you're breaking right now without realizing it? Much of it is agreed about budgeting for existing programs and departments within our state. That being said there are a number of laws that are new or changing that do have the impact to be somewhat significant. One that is libel to have the most widespread impact across Florida is the new restrictions on prescribed opioids. The new standard is only a three-day supply. There's also the new age of consent for marriage. No one can legally marry under the age of 17 any longer and 17-year-olds can only marry with written parental consent.
And then there's the one that I'd almost forgotten about that I want to see become a reality. It'll soon be law in Florida that we no longer acknowledge a time change. The problem is that nothing changes until and unless the feds act.
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