The Daily Commercial opinion “A long-overdue change on Cuba,” on April 21 is right on point. The Florida governor and Legislature are in a hissy fit because the United States has thawed diplomatic relations with communist Cuba.
Our Legislature cited the viciousness of the Castros and said we should continue the failure of the past five decades until the dictatorship is not in power and basic human rights and civil rights are the norm in Cuba.
Apparently, they think even though it has not happened in five decades, another five decades will make a difference. Flori-duh insanity.
Yes, these are the same politicians that routinely deny basic human rights like health insurance and Medicaid and civil rights, especially to female Floridians. How disingenuous.
These same folks deny ex-felons (they have paid their debt to society) the right to vote, are opposed to government in the sunshine, are second in the nation in executions and fail to do the will of the people in Fair Districts and the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative Amendment.
That is just for starters.
I could go on and on about the legislative and gubernatorial hypocrisy and attempts to thwart the will of We the People.
Why does the United States not have diplomatic relations with communist North Korea?
China, Laos and Vietnam are also communist, and they do have diplomatic relations with the United States. Why is that? Moreover, why does the United States not want to have relations with Iran? Iran is not a communist country.
China has a capitalist economy but a more communist government when it comes to oppressing citizens.
The United States has diplomatic relations with several dictatorships and human and civil rights violators around the globe, yet we want to single out a small country 90 miles away that no longer has any political or economic impact on the United States. Florida should call for ceasing diplomatic relations with the rest of the thug governments on the planet first. CHOICE EDWARDS, Clermont