Huffington Post considers whether tourists should boycott the state. "Florida and Texas, you make a lovely couple." I propose a new tourism campaign to counter the effect: Come to Florida, we are open for target practice.
For the New Yorker, Andy Borowitz writes:
FLORIDA CONSIDERS ELIMINATING LAWS ALTOGETHER
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.I would like to see the national poll result of likely voters that asks the question: Does the "Florida Stand Your Ground Law" passed by the GOP legislature that acquitted George Zimmerman make you more or less inclined to vote for US Senator Marco Rubio in a national election?
“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.”