Just in time for her phony lawsuit hearing, Lauren Book is jumping on the Confederate Controversy bandwagon. I personally don't have an issue with this proposal. However, Senator Lauren Book is just using this as a PR stunt because her track record as Senator is shoddy. Her only accomplishment to date has been funneling more money to her charity, which in turn pays her roughly five times her Senatorial wages.
Speaking of hate, she is such a hypocrite. Her hate has led her to pass laws to force registered persons in Miami to live in squalor. She has made her living off the misery of others. This woman is the epitome of hate.
Senator Book is merely exploiting an issue for attention. Since she hasn't actually accomplished jack shit since taking office, she needs an easy mark. If this was such a concern for her, then why have the annual walk across Florida end on the very grounds hosting a Confederate monument? She never mentioned this before. The answer is simple-- this is merely a PR stunt.
If I lived in her district, it would be the first time in my life that I would ever vote Republican, just to spite this worthless, piss poor excuse of a Senator.
LATEST: Florida senator files bill to ban Confederate holidays
Sandra Nortunen Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
1:02 p.m Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 Florida Politics and Legislative News
A state senator has proposed a bill that would eliminate three Confederate holidays in Florida.
Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, filed the bill on Friday for the 2018 legislative session, according to CBS4.
“During a time when the country is completely divided, I think we look at celebrating our unique coming together instead of some of the things that kind of create hate and divisive environments,” Book told CBS4.
The holidays on her list are the birthdays for Robert E. Lee and Confederate Jefferson Davis; and Confederate Memorial Day.
Observed on April 26 in Florida, Confederate Memorial Day is an official public holiday in some Southern states. It was established to remember and commemorate members of the Confederate forces who died in combat. Lee’s birthday is recognized Jan. 19 and Davis’ is June 3.
Elected in 2016, Book was born in Hollywood and is the founder/CEO of the nonprofit Lauren’s Kids. She joins others who are pushing to remove Confederate statues and monuments.
“We are not asking people to not remember these things, but let’s not celebrate them,” she told CBS4. “Let’s not put them on a pedestal, some of the darkest times in our history.”
|So here's the Confederate Monument in Tallahassee, on the grounds of the Old State House...|
|Confederate memorial, within the Book protected zone.|
|The memorial is to the left of the gaudy sign.|