In the news: Florida governor says voter purge justified

While I’m in some re-training to try and get a job, I’ll take a quick peek at some news and see if anything catches my eye.

Yep, here’s some …

CNN:  After DOJ sues, Florida governor says 100 illegal voters justifies ‘purge’

English: Rick Scott, 45th Governor of Florida

English: Rick Scott, 45th Governor of Florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now, I’m all for “playing by the rules.”  If the laws state that only U.S. citizens can vote, by golly, that’s the way it should be.  But Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott said something in the article linked above that caught my attention.

“Over 50 of them have voted in our elections,” Scott said of “almost 100 individuals” who had registered to vote in the state who are not U.S. citizens. “I have an obligation to enforce the laws of our land. You don’t get to vote in Florida if you’re a non-U.S. citizen.”

That’s where the rules are now getting blurred.  After all, didn’t the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision open up free speech to multi-national corporations and the money they can contribute to political campaigns?  Doesn’t that effectively give non-U.S. citizens a very powerful voice in our elections?  Has Gov. Scott given that any thought?  Is Gov. Scott now willing to raise a strong fuss about Citizens United, as part of his “obligation to enforce the laws of our land?”

Until tomorrow …

About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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