Does DeSantis support disinformation?
Why would the Florida governor be so concerned about sanctions to internet companies that do not allow hate and disinformation on their platforms?
Sounds politically personal. Why would he feel so compelled to sign a bill to fine companies for wanting only facts and truth? Why would he encourage a continued false narrative of disinformation? Back when I was a kid, we called it lying. Do you?
It concerns me greatly that believers of lies have children. (Saturday) night I overheard a teacher saying kids no longer have a sense of right and wrong. They come to school believing anything they do is good and that cheating at games is good.
Is your kid a bully? Could it be the narrative in your home repeating at school? You are what you hear and see. How you perceive what you see and hear is a choice.
Surround your children in truth and love. Water the seeds and you will have a beautiful garden of hope. Support people and business with the same values.
I support media censoring false information and hate, which are not news but propaganda.
Christianne Murphy, Fort Myers
Social programs still short of socialism
Once again, a letter writer has tried to conflate liberals and socialism. It was misleading on purpose or otherwise. The writer confused socialism with social programs.
Yes, we live in a capitalist economy, but we have social programs for services the government can handle best, including the distribution of vaccines during a pandemic. If it weren’t for social programs, we wouldn’t have our highway system, free education, Social Security or Medicare. So, if the writer (opposes) social programs, not to be confused with a socialist government, I suggest he opt out of Social Security and Medicare. He also should pay for every mile driven on streets and roads other than toll roads and pay for his children’s education at public schools.
He might say that’s what he pays taxes for. Bingo! Taxes are used for these social programs for the betterment of Americans. That doesn’t make our economy or form of government socialist.
Liberals see how these programs might better serve Americans, and conservatives try to keep government smaller and taxes low. The idea is for cooperation to produce the best programs and laws from both ideals. That cannot happen in such a torn and divisive atmosphere in Congress and for American citizens. False information like in the writer’s letter promotes lack of trust and anger. We can and should do better.
Michaeleen A. Mahan, Fort Myers
How to govern? D.C. should look at Florida
Our Congress should go to Tallahassee to see how a legislature is supposed to function.
Florida’s has just completed its annual session with a budget negotiated, various bills passed after committee hearings and compromises reached between the two houses. Although Republicans hold (majorities in) both houses, each party got at least something to take home. No one was completely satisfied, but that probably is a good thing.
Contrast that with Congress, where bills are written in secret by leadership, no committee hearings are held and no effort is made for compromise.
Florida and Washington are very different places. We have term limits and Congress does not; and we seem to have a somewhat less biased media. Do those factors explain the differences in performance?
Richard Krieger, North Naples
Golf venue would be ‘shot in the arm’
This note is to express my gratitude to the Collier County commissioners for their recent unanimous vote regarding the future of the Golden Gate Golf Course and surrounding community.
The commissioners voted to begin negotiations with ClubCorp for a combination 12-hole golf course and family entertainment center. Their vote portends a much-needed shot in the arm for a working-class community that has languished near the bottom of the Collier County priority list far too long.
As a package, if it becomes a reality, the ClubCorp proposal would bring an affordable golf venue to Collier County residents and visitors. It would be a destination location and an anchor at Golden Gate Parkway and Collier Boulevard.
Now the hard work begins: negotiations. Thank you, commissioners.
Gary Hodgson, Golden Gate
Keep asking: ‘Where Is the proof?’
The Florida Department of Education has not responded yet (as of April 28) to the questions about the stance of the Center Academy in Miami regarding not hiring vaccinated teachers and staff. The academy’s position is that just standing next to a COVID-vaccinated person can cause miscarriages and reproductive problems.
Chalk it up to the past year of craziness, including that COVID-19 is a hoax, the stolen election myths and sick uses for our flag Jan. 6.
Will it get any stranger? Probably, unless we keep asking again and again: Where Is the proof?
Maureen Trerice, North Naples