The threat to boycott Florida unless the Legislature modifies the “stand your ground” law has at least two shortcomings.
To the extent that a boycott curtailed tourism, the brunt would fall on restaurant and hotel workers, who don’t deserve the hit. Waitresses would have to lose a lot of tips before Gov. Rick Scott cares. More to the point, a boycott by definition is something non-Floridians would do. If Florida is going to change, Floridians will have to change it.
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