U. S. IS BECOMING 3RD WORLD COUNTRY
Over 20 years ago I started a business to to help people litigate on their own who could not afford an attorney or did not wish to use state or federal supported attornies. The moto of that business is "THE POWER OF THE PEN AND THE SPOKEN WORD." Our country, though it started in strife, desired and promugated the concept of debate and restraint.
I fully realize that we have states rights and federal rights which are separate in their own way to a point, but, the concept of "stand your ground" in a country which is suppose to be the epitome of democracy in the world is ludicrous.
I have found and seen many times that it is easier to walk away and many times cheaper than to try to have an encounter with someone that does not agree with me personally, in business or in many of the organizations I have been involved. It usually works out for the best when restraint is involved.
As a child I use to spend two weeks with my grandmother and grandfather every summer in Brooklyn, New York. My grandfather was a man that came to this country in the late 1800's with nothing and became a wealthy man but lost it all in the depression of 1929. I remember situations where my grandmother would get upset about certain issues and when she did as long as she was emotional my grandfather would not talk to her, he would just walk out of the room, put his hat on, walk down the stairs, stand on the corner for about an hour smoking a cigar, then come upstairs, pour a cup of coffee, sit down at the kitchen table and say to my grandmother "gracia, parlare me, sette di ca."
(grace sit down and talk to me)." Then they would resolve the problem.
This very simple rememberence has had an effect on my life and I believe restraint is still the best way and cheapest way to resolve encounters of any kind.
I hope this new law is challenged in both the Courts of the State of Florida and the United States District Court for the District of Florida as I feel there are issues that can be confronted in both courts which could overturn this dastarly law.