In an interview with Anthony Mann of the Sun-Sentinel recently, Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs (D-Reginam Fictus) gave an interesting quote regarding the residency questions facing both herself and her opponent in the ongoing race for Florida’s 96th District House seat:
“I think there are greater issues. What I would want to know from my opponent is: How did you vote on vouchers? How do you stand for Democratic principles? That’s what this discussion should be about. Not where we’re living.” – Broward County Commission Mayor Kristin Jacobs – Sun-Sentinel interview with Anthony Mann
Really? SO in the opinion of Ms. Jacobs, the political agenda and issue politics of the candidates, should be what the focus is on… not the law, or what the thoughts and beliefs of that district’s constituents are.
Kristin Jacobs’ twisted understanding of public service shouldn’t really be any surprise though, given her penchant for silencing constituents and putting her own agenda ahead of what may be best for constituents …if you have any doubt of this, just take a look at some of the many environmentally-friendly-yet-business-detrimental programs she’s shoving down the throat of Broward County. Programs like the “Property Assessed Clean Energy Program” which facilitates a homeowner’s implementation of solar energy in their home while making the home IMPOSSIBLE to sell, or the “Complete Streets” program which will create an additional lane for bicycles (since there are swarms of bikers in Broward county in desperate need of a lane), while simultaneously eliminating parking in certain areas (great for business), or the proposed WAVE streetcar system, which will require significant construction through the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, causing traffic backups, increased travel times, not to mention the maintenance costs.
Jacobs seems to work from the premise that the “representative” part of “representative government” is just a suggestion, and that Agenda is what really matters… even more than the law.
Yes, law. That pesky little thing that, here in Florida, requires that you live in the District you represent. Jacobs doesn’t live in Florida District 96, and the constituents of that district should probably be asking if a non-resident, agenda driven political power addict will be the best representative for their district.