The Devil Is in the Hidden Details of Amendment 13
Words have meaning. Amendment 13 to the Florida Constitution has “hidden words.” These words are hidden from voters. These hidden words will not be on your ballot, but if Amendment 13 passes they will go into the Constitution.
A circuit court judge actually called Amendment 13 an “outright trickeration” and an attempt to “hide the ball” from voters.
The actual amendment that would go in the Constitution contains the words: “The humane treatment of animals is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida.”
Nowhere in the amendment is “humane treatment of animals” defined. Therefore, it is left entirely up to radical animal rights organizations and their sympathizers to define those words. That is what they intend.
If this amendment were really about greyhound racing or wagering on greyhound races, why did animal rights radicals carefully craft and insert hidden language in the amendment?
If, as some have claimed, those words mean nothing substantive, why are they there?
Do they really expect intelligent people to believe they want to insert words that mean nothing in the Constitution?
Make no mistake, these extremists will use those “hidden words” to ban common, traditional activities involving farm animals, pets, working dogs, cattle