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Forum Post: Florida Considers Eliminating Laws Altogether

Posted 1 year ago on July 18, 2013, 7:17 p.m. EST by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR
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Florida Considers Eliminating Laws Altogether

Posted by Andy Borowitz | July 15, 2013

TALLAHASSEE (The Borowitz Report)—Arguing that its current system of laws is out of step with life in today’s Florida, a growing chorus of lawmakers in the state are arguing for a measure that would eliminate laws altogether.

“Florida is rife with laws that say ‘Do this, don’t do that,’ ” said Gov. Rick Scott, a supporter of the measure. “Speaking as a Floridian, I have found it exhausting pretending to obey them.”

There is broad support in the state for abolishing laws, according to a poll commissioned by the political action committee Citizens For a Lawless Florida.

According to that poll, a majority of Floridians favor ridding the state of laws, while a sizable number did not know that the state had any.

“We’ve been trying to remove laws piecemeal for the past few decades, but this measure seems like the most efficient way to take care of the whole problem,” Gov. Scott said.

For those who fear that eradicating Florida’s laws would wreak havoc on life in the state, Gov. Scott offered this reassurance: “Honestly, I don’t think you’ll notice a difference.”

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[-] 1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

They could start by getting rid of laws about prostitution. The law says a person can't pay for sex with something that represents some value. Money. On the other hand it's perfectly legal to trade. Thanks, that was great. Here's a brand new sports car.

Diamonds aren't just a girl's best friend, they're everyone's best friend.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 7 months ago

pigs could not be more equal without a double standard

[-] -3 points by TikiJ (-38) 1 year ago

haha ya that would be a nice start.

Why on earth can I not sell my body? Is this not another 4th amendment issue?

This entire country is a crock.

[-] 0 points by AlwaysIntoSomething (42) 7 months ago

Scott signed 140 new laws last year.

The nation as a whole passed 40,000 new laws this past year alone.

What an absolute mess.

http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/31/40000-new-laws-take-effect-in-2014/

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 7 months ago

Elections have consequences, 2010 Never Ever Again!

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[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

an open and honest conversation would include the interest of the weapons factories

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

slave wages

[-] -1 points by gameon (-51) 1 year ago

slaves dont get paid.that's why they're slaves.

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Forced servitude (by whip, bullet, or dollar/wage) is slavery.

Slave Wages are cheaper than room, board, transportation, healthcare, purchase, etc. of classic (obsolete, expensive, bad PR) slavery.

[-] -2 points by gameon (-51) 1 year ago

under obama you dont have to work,.............just sign up for an ebt card, welfare, keep having kids and get paid for producing a generation of dependency

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

You just changed the subject from your slavery denial to your racism promotion.

Nice! Rush/Hannity/Oreally would be proud of you!

[-] 0 points by gameon (-51) 1 year ago

if you think you're a slave then you must be one. what you with your life is up to you, not the govt.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Not Walmart, neither.

[-] -1 points by globalchill (-24) 7 months ago

RACIST?? There's more than white trash on welfare??

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 7 months ago

Well, just for you, we'll include class war waged by the 1% against the rest of us.

[-] 0 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 1 year ago

It's people like you who make it impossible for me to vote Republican. As long as they allow myopic smucks like you to speak on their behalf, they will never receive my vote. If You want your party to do well, just keep your small minded opinions to your self. The Democrats and the Republicans have both lost my respect, not because they both dole out welfare, either corporate or regular welfare, but because they both shit on the working class. They both could care less about hard working Americans.

[-] 0 points by gameon (-51) 1 year ago

you must not have read the 1st amendment. you know, the one about free spech

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

The one that gave us Citizens United?

The one that claims money is speech and all else can go to hell?

That first amendment?

[-] -2 points by boscosmom (-12) 7 months ago

Well, you DO have to vote for Dems!!!!

[-] -2 points by TikiJ (-38) 1 year ago

The corporate slave state doesnt care what silly letter is at the end of some politicians name.

They own them all. They own the PARTY. The individual is irrelevant. The squeky wheel gets changed.

[-] -1 points by BlackRepublic (-33) from East Windsor, CT 1 year ago

An open and honest conversation would begin with the 1.7 million interracial crimes committed each year in this country; 90% of them committed by blacks against whites. And then we will talk about striking prohibitions from the books and empowering those who cannot afford the guns of these manufacturers. Nationwide gun equality now!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

no 2 countries with nuclear bombs have gone to war with each other

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[-] -1 points by Builder (4202) 1 year ago

MAD. Mutually Assured Destruction.

Plenty of DU or Depleted Uranium getting hurled around in plenty of nations where oil is being liberated, and people deleted.

[-] 0 points by TikiJ (-38) 1 year ago

Scott just passed 150 laws two weeks ago.

Fascists love rules.

Meanwhile Tampa just made it illegal to sleep as homeless. What a fuckin joke.

[-] -1 points by stevebol (1269) from Milwaukee, WI 1 year ago

They need to eliminate voting. I still get a headache thinking about 2000 and I voted for Nadar. I can only imagine what Gore voters go through. They need to do something about those big-ass snakes down there.

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2029) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

And Voting is why they spend so much goddamn money on elections that they had to tell the Supremes to rule Citizens United into law. In any given election the People might just WTFU and Vote... for their OWN best interests! So discouraging, disenfranchising, defrauding, defaming and expen$ive disinformation and propaganda must ensue, spew, flood, inundate and slime the truth, facts, reason, hope, justice and democracy! Which is why we have to keep ourselves and our brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, all of us 99%ers on our toes so we don't fall for it, as soooooo many of us do, in every election. Because Big $ always turns out for their best interest, without exception.