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Tyranny in Wakulla?

Tyranny in Wakulla?

Merriam Webster defines Tyranny as:


 Why is this important to Wakulla County?

 In November, you will be asked to vote for or against a proposed Wetlands Ordinance.  The ordinance includes the following statement:

 Sec. 32.016. Ordinance Modification or Repeal. This chapter may only be modified or repealed by a referendum of the voters in Wakulla County, as provided for in the Wakulla County Charter, or by a unanimous vote of all five Wakulla County Commissioners at a legally called Wakulla County Commission meeting.

If the new ordinance is adopted and we later realize that it needs to be amended, all 5 Commissioners will have to agree to change it.  If one Commissioner refuses to agree with the others, that one Commissioner will possess the power to “Veto” the other 4 Commissioners.

Even if you support the wetlands ordinance, do you think it is a good idea to elevate one Commissioner to have power over the other 4?  This will be equivalent to a Presidential Veto, with one major exception.  If the President of the United States vetoes a decision made by congress, congress can override the veto with a two thirds vote.  No member of the United States Congress has the power to veto the entire governing body.  No member of the State Legislature has the power to veto the entire governing body.  No County in the State of Florida has an ordinance with a  Tyranny Clause.  Wakulla County will be the first, if this ordinance passes.  Our Government is built on a system of checks and balances, not supreme power by a single individual.  Why would we give this power to a single Commissioner?

This risk does not exist today.  A yes vote on Referendum A will create this situation in Wakulla County.  A NO vote on Referendum A will eliminate this threat.

You now know the truth. Your friends and family deserve to know the truth also. Please share this with everyone you know.

2 Responses to “Tyranny in Wakulla?”

  1. John Morris Isensee says:

    The “tyranny” has existed in Wakulla County for a long time. Commissioners who have put their personal gain above the electorate is the epitome of tyranny and it has existed for a long tine in the County and continues to this day.

    The argument against the Wetlands proposal is being promulgated on the specious argument that you should be able to do what you want with your property.

    If you believe that try opening a gambling establishment or an oil refinery on your land in Wakulla County and see what happens. Property restrictions are put in place to protect the majority of citizens and in keeping with their best interest.

    If the voters decide to pass the referendum it may become apparent to some that they are on the wrong side of the issue.

  2. Garland Burdette says:

    It seems to me that the people that say that we should have a say on our Wetlands are the ones that are promoting us not to have any say many times. I will devoutly vote against The Wetlands Ordinance/Referendum and recommend anyone that I talk to, to do the same. The Wetlands Ordinance does not affect me directly when it comes to me owning Wetlands but I believe that my property taxes will increase and I feel that The County (Wakulla County) will have many law suits against them if the ordinance is approved. It seems to me that our County has more than their hands full at this present time and I foresee our County getting bogged down with the passage of this Referendum/Ordinance. The Wetlands Ordinance is also a duplication of our State Laws. How much is too much Government?

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