VOL. 17 NO. 8 -- APRIL 18, 2022

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Jonathan Gramling

I Fear for Our Rights

There are things that keep me up at night these days. And at times, it seems to come from multiple directions with Ground Zero being Florida.

I have been reading with interest about several items that appear to make Florida Governor Ron DeSantis an oligarch or perhaps even a dictator.

The first item was when the Florida legislature abdicated its responsibility to redraw its political maps in response to the 2020 Census. It appears that they just aren’t able to come to agreement. I never thought gerrymandering could be so hard since the Republicans control the Florida legislature. But I guess the task proved to be too hard for them and so they authorized Governor DeSantis to decide the legislative maps.