- Your post and reply will be 1-2 paragraphs in length.
This discussion board will focus on the process of amending the state constitution as discussed in Chapter 3. Begin by reviewing the ballot measures that were considered by Florida voters in 2020Links to an external site. and 2022Links to an external site.. There are 6 Amendments from 2020 and 3 Amendments from 2022 to select from and the “Amendment #” is a hyperlink to a more detailed webpage to review for this discussion board.
Identify and research one amendment that interests you that was on the ballot in Florida in November 2020 or November 2022. Take time to read over the details on the Ballotpedia webpage for the specific amendment that you select. Your post should be drawn from the detailed information provided on the entire webpage including the supporters and opponents of the amendment along with their arguments (analyze this closely and consider why these individuals or groups may have supported or opposed the amendment), the media editorials, and the path to the ballot. Your reading and research should prompt you to follow links to other sources. Conduct additional investigation; this is encouraged.
Post: After evaluating the amendment and related information, answer the following numbered questions in your post:
- Identify the ballot year and the amendment you researched.
- Discuss if the issue your amendment addresses is best decided by voters, or should the legislative branch make laws on these issues on our behalf? Why?
- How are initiatives and referendums are related to direct democracy?