Parker’s Perspective: The Untimely Death of the First Amendment

Parker’s Perspective: The Untimely Death of the First Amendment

There is no other amendment to the United States Constitution with more worldwide appeal than the first amendment. Sensing potential problems with keeping the new country afloat, and not wanting to repeat the mistakes of the past, the first amendment addressed problems associated with being under English control: a freedom from state religion and a […]

Help Families Care for Elderly, Not Corporations

Help Families Care for Elderly, Not Corporations

It is hell to grow old in America, if you haven’t had the good fortune to plan ahead. Many Americans dream of retiring to a place where the weather is always pleasant, and Florida has long taken advantage of offering its natural resources, predominately the sunshine, as cheaply as possible. Cheap doesn’t always get the […]

Parker’s Point: Florida Teachers Deserve Better

Parker’s Point: Florida Teachers Deserve Better

When Jeb Bush was governor, he talked about having Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs). He’s the one that banked himself as the education governor and had his portrait done holding his BlackBerry (go see that painting before the blackberry gets airbrushed). That was near twenty years ago and the most consistent effort since then has […]