Is it any wonder why people don't vote?
This reminds me of a story my neighbor Jorge told me once. Jorge was new to this country, from Argentina. He came to the US and was transferred to Des Moines, Iowa. He was a doctor.
While in Des Moines, he was stopped by a cop for speeding. He tried to bribe the Des Moines police officer with his broken English. The cop was taken aback and insulted. He said, "How dare you try to bribe me! You barely speak English, you are new to this country and I don't think you know what you're saying!"
My friend apologized and said that he heard that that's the way it is in the US. He had heard that that's how Florida operates. I can't remember the rest of the story, I guess he just got the ticket and paid it. But it's interesting to know that he learned about Florida politics as an immigrant to this country. He would always get a good laugh telling me that story.
This was maybe in the 1970s. Jorge is gone now, a few years. I don't think he would mind if I shared that story.
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