“As Long as you do what you know to be right … you’ll never be wrong.”
This phrase was something used by one of the instructors at the FHP Academy many years ago. His point was that if you knew in your heart and based on your training that what you were doing was right, you’d be able to back it up and be justified.
My recent posting about E-Verify has touched some nerves within the Tea Party movement. Apparently quite a few believe it is a good thing and we must have it mandated for our businesses. I’ll note the civil fine amendment to the E-Verify portion of Senate bill 2040 failed in the legislature today with a vote of 23-16. The bill itself is still in the Senate, and has been stripped of mandatory E-Verify for businesses, only the government programs “One-stop delivery system” and Agency for Workforce Innovation are required to use it as of 5-3-11.
Recently we have heard a lot of talk about illegal immigration. This issue has helped to spur things such as the REAL ID Act of 2005, which unconstitutionally changed the way you renew your Florida (and about half of the other states) driver’s license to where you surrender without cause numerous personal papers. The Senator that sponsored the bill said it was to keep illegal aliens from getting a license. The latest push is to crack down on illegal immigrants working in the state. Several bills have been written, notably SB 2040 and HB 7089. I do not support illegal aliens working here, but do support our rights as citizens and smaller governments.
This evening, I received an email from the Tea Party Network stating:
“If your tea party supports E-Verify, please state this and ask the senators to abandon the voluntary language in SB2040 and adopt the mandatory language of HB7089.”
In the bill’s summary, this portion is listed as: “…requires every employer to use federal E-Verify system…”