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The maxim “I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” has always been a bedrock of liberal democracy. Minus the right to express minority viewpoints without government reprisal, our constitutional edifice crumbles.
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: As Coronavirus Explodes In Florida, Gov. DeSantis Says, “Hold My Beer”
The governor is selling beer can koozies that poke fun at pandemic safety protocols. One shows a photo of him hoisting a beer, with the quote “How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?” emblazoned on the other side.
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: DeSantis allies caught off-guard by his veto of juvenile offender law with unanimous bipartisan support
Florida lawmakers and youth advocates were “dumbfounded” last week when Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed a bill that would have given some juvenile offenders a chance of a clean start.
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly: Orlando Democrat And Senate Hopeful Val Demings Vows To Kill The Filibuster
As the filibuster has been used in the Senate more and more frequently to block popular legislation, many have called for bringing it to an end. House representative and Senate hopeful Val Demings is making that a key part of her campaign to oust current Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
From the Pages Of Orlando Weekly: Orange County Commission Votes To Ban Retail Sale Of Puppies, Kittens and Rabbits
After a heated meeting in which more than 50 people offered public comment, the Orange County Commission voted Tuesday night to ban pet stores from selling puppies, kittens and rabbits.
From The Pages Of Orlando Weekly: DeSantis’ Ban On Teaching ‘Critical Race Theory’ In The Same Month He Signed SB 90 Is No Coincidence
Any American history course that relegates slavery and Jim Crow to “the past” fails its primary mission: using yesterday’s events to understand today’s world.
Orange County Commissioners are once again reviewing a proposal to ban the commercial sale of pets from high-capacity breeding facilities, known as puppy mills.