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"Florida residents need to know the whole story if they are to make intelligent decisions when they choose elected officials and vote on public policy. Yet Florida newspapers don’t adequately reflect the level of conservative opinion in this state. If I can fill a niche in that regard by contributing to Florida Voices, it will be worth the effort."
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 — Lloyd Brown

Of all the odd notions prevalent among liberals – and they are too numerous to list here – one of the oddest must be the idea that people throughout history should have conducted themselves according to the standards of the 21st century; liberal standards, of course.

Had they done so, we not have had all those totally unnecessary wars, famines, pestilence, etc. Oh, and slavery, which is an obsession...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 — Lloyd Brown

As everyone anticipated, the attack on Gov. Rick Scott by liberals has begun. No surprise there, as he is the next conservative in the cross-hairs. But at times it borders on the absurd.

Take his budget, for example.

Critics complain that he is spending too much!

Yes, the tax-and-spend crowd, who have never met a pork-barrel project they don't like, protesteth that Scott's budget contains a 6 percent increase in spending.

Scott says he has submitted the three smallest budgets of the past decade during his term, when adjusting for population growth and inflation...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Now that the United Nations has voted to give Palestine non-member state status, read the U.N. charter and try to square all the talk about promoting peace with creating a terrorist state dedicated to wiping out an entire nation.

The U.N. action is mostly symbolism. About 130 nations unfriendly to peace and freedom already recognize Palestine and merely reaffirmed their stance. But it set crowds of...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Two friends, one a Democrat and one a conservative, have told me recently that Republicans in Congress need to compromise so the government can “get things done.”

One of them actually said it is better to do something than nothing.

No. It is not.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Some people are high rollers – when they are using your money.

In the case of hurricane insurance, they favor rolling the dice big time, and resisting an attempt to even the odds a bit.

Government-run Citizens Property Insurance was set up to be an “insurer of last resort.” But its rates...

Thursday, September 13, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Expect liberals to go into full-court press over the next few weeks with Mediscare.

This is a tried and true tactic – using scare stories and lies about entitlement programs, especially Medicare.

Florida is a key state, and condos in South Florida are full of elderly people who are afraid...

Thursday, September 06, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Who will win the presidential election? I have no clue.

Pundits predict election outcomes. I'm not a pundit.
 
But I think I know what will be the issue that decides the outcome.
 
It is the economy....
Sunday, August 26, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Political conventions are an anachronism. Pure show in the hope of swaying voters who haven't made up their minds.

In that vein, the Republican National Convention in Tampa – if it isn't rained out – will be worth watching.

It will give Mitt Romney a chance to present himself to the public...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

College presidents across Florida might benefit by watching and learning from the media/union attack on the president of Florida State College at Jacksonville.

Steve Wallace has led the college, tenth largest in the nation, for 15 years and is known nationally for his innovations in technology and national model programs.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 — Lloyd Brown

Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in Congress, was being bashed by liberals last week for being “insensitive.”

To sensitive liberals, this is the worst of crimes. It outranks more minor transgressions such as trying to protect your borders or trying to eliminate voting fraud. And it’s on a par with amassing great sums of wealth by actually producing something, as opposed to being able to stuff a...