Thank you to the Patriots who took up arms believing that the liberty of everyone was worth the potential price of their own life. Thank you to the Statesmen who quantified and compromised a system of government that could shield it’s citizens so that each, by their efforts achieve the works they envisioned. No guarantee of equal outcome, but the framework for equal opportunity.
Thank you to two of my Uncles. One who passed away today, and the other Thanksgiving last year. I am thankful for knowing them and the example of sons, husbands, fathers, brothers, husbands and uncles that they were.
In tragedy, acts of violence perpetrated against Citizens, there are lessons. But really, people paying attention already learned these lessons so the murders on the streets of Paris and the concert hall Bataclan are reminders.
My Dad didn’t talk about his WW II Korea experience much. Other than being sea sick on the boat over and back. My mom still has the letters he wrote home during that period and I expect to make a project transcribing them into a book one day.
The Florida House of Representatives Higher Education and Workforce Subcommittee passed HB 4001 by a 10 to 3 margin on November 4. The Senate Higher Education Committee had already favored the identical SB 68 on October 20 by a 5 to 3 vote. Next up is the Judiciary Committee of each chamber.
IN related news HB 163 and SB 300 are still under consideration. These bills would allow open carry by Florida concealed weapons and firearms license holders.