Too many Florida legislators think of voters as annoying intruders on their very conservative bubble. To them, the 75% of voters who favored Amendment 1 are like fictional town idiots:
One reason they don’t like you is that you don’t have enough money. A third or more of Florida legislators are millionaires; all of them know that political donations come mostly from the wealthy. A recent paper confirms that public policy is responsive almost entirely to the wishes of the well-off:
If Floridians continue to accept this state of affairs, then they truly will be the idiots. Florida’s natural heritage will be a prime victim.