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November 4, 2016 | Blog

In the 1830s, a French political scientist and historian by the name of Alexis de Tocqueville traveled through the United States and made several observations about the culture and politics of America. He was particularly interested in how democracy affected liberty and the potential dangers of majority opinion. He explained that the majority “raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion”  which effectively would suppress all opposing views. The remedy, he observed, would reside in the right of individuals to freely associate: “The liberty of association has become a necessary guarantee against the tyranny of the majority.” 

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Solving the Everglades Riddle

Addressing Water Quality and Quantity to Restore a Florida Legacy

                                
                            
Today, government owns nearly 50 percent of South Florida — that’s 5.5 million acres. Why does this matter to you? Every time government goes land shopping they take private property off the tax rolls, leaving the rest of us with higher taxes. Sure, some land should be publicly owned, but before government spends more money on more land, it should use the money and land it already owns to finish Everglades restoration and other projects to address the releases damaging our estuaries. Watch the video and tell us what you think by filling out our poll. Help us share the video through social media.

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Mandatory Minimums

Should mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent offenses include a provision for discretion on the part of judges?


Events

April 11, 2017
January 27, 2017
January 10, 2017
December 08, 2016
JMI Staff Attends Leadership Florida Gathering

Dec 8 - 10, 2016 | St. Petersburg, FL | 12 pm  

December 08, 2016
December 05, 2016
JMI Holiday Open House

Dec 5, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 5:30-7:30 pm  

November 29, 2016
Private Event: Tallahassee Leaders Fellows Dinner with Charlie Barnes

Nov 29, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 5:30-7:30 pm  

November 29, 2016
FAU Students Gather with Zak Slayback

Nov 29, 2016 | Boca Raton, FL | 6-7 pm  

November 29, 2016
Lunch with John Crossman at UCF

Nov 29, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 12-3 pm  

November 28, 2016
FIU Students Gather with Ambassador Charles Cobb

Nov 28, 2016 | Miami, FL | 8-9 pm  

November 21, 2016
Private Event: Central Florida Board of Advisors Meeting

Nov 21, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 12-1:30 pm  

November 17, 2016
Miami Regional Reception with Dr. Tom Palmer

Nov 17, 2016 | Miami, FL | 5:30-7:30 pm  

November 17, 2016
Palm Beach Regional Luncheon with Dr. Tom Palmer

Nov 17, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 11:30 am-1:30 pm  

November 16, 2016
November 16, 2016
Southwest Florida Fall Regional Meeting

Nov 16, 2016 | Bonita Springs, FL | 5:30-7:30 pm  

November 16, 2016
Private Event: Jacksonville Leaders Fellows Lunch with Husein Cumber

Nov 16, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL | 11:45 am-1 pm  

November 16, 2016
Sarasota Regional Meeting with Vikrant Reddy

Nov 16, 2016 | Sarasota, FL | 7-9 am  

November 14, 2016
orlando
October 25, 2016
October 24, 2016
October 20, 2016
Jacksonville Regional Luncheon

Oct 20, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL | 11:30 am-1 pm  

October 19, 2016
Tallahassee Regional Luncheon

Oct 19, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 11:30 am-1 pm  

October 18, 2016
Private Event: Palm Beach Leaders Fellows Dinner

Oct 18, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 6-8 pm  

October 17, 2016
Private Event: Miami Leaders Fellows Reception

Oct 17, 2016 | Miami, FL | 6-8 pm  

October 13, 2016
John Crossman Event at FSU

Oct 13, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 7:30-8:30 pm  

October 12, 2016
POSTPONED: Orlando Regional Luncheon

Oct 12, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 11:30 am-1:30 pm  

October 10, 2016
POSTPONED: Tampa Regional Luncheon

Oct 10, 2016 | Tampa, FL | 11:30 am-1:30 pm  

September 20, 2016
Charles C.W. Cooke
September 02, 2016
JMI Staff Speak at AFP's 'Defending the Dream' Summit

Sep 2 - 3, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 12 am  

September 01, 2016
Pensacola Homepage Image
2016 Pensacola Regional Meeting: Featuring CFO Jeff Atwater

Sep 1, 2016 | Pensacola, FL | 11:30 am-1:30 pm  

August 23, 2016
August 18, 2016
Register Today: 2016 JMI Annual Policy Summit

Aug 18 - 20, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 5-12 pm  

July 29, 2016
Milton Friedman Legacy Day Luncheon

Jul 29, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 11:30 am-1 pm  

July 27, 2016
Orlando Leaders Fellows Dinner

Jul 27, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 6-7:30 pm

July 27, 2016
Miami Leaders Fellows Lunch with Jack Chambless

Jul 27, 2016 | Miami, FL | 12-1 pm

July 25, 2016
Palm Beach Leaders Fellows Tour the Port

Jul 25, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 3-6 pm

July 11, 2016
JMI Staff Attend Healthcare Policy Conference

Jul 11 - 12, 2016 | Washington, DC | 9 am-5 pm

July 05, 2016
JMI Hosts Women in Government Panel at Girls State

Jul 5, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 1-3 pm

June 30, 2016
Tallahassee Leaders Fellows Social

Jun 30, 2016 | Tallahaseee, FL | 6:30-8 pm

June 28, 2016
You're Invited: 2016 Panama City Regional Meeting

Jun 28, 2016 | Panama City Beach, FL | 5:30-7 pm  

June 28, 2016
JMI President & CEO Bob McClure on The Derrell Day Show

Jun 28, 2016 | Panama City, FL | 6-9 am

June 23, 2016
JMI Staff Moderate Candidates Forum

Jun 23, 2016 | Naples, FL | 7-8 pm

June 20, 2016
Orlando Leaders Fellows Social

Jun 20, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 5:30-7 pm

June 04, 2016
JMI Staff Volunteer to Make Meals for 'A Full Summer'

Jun 4, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 9 am-1 pm

May 31, 2016
Palm Beach Leaders Fellows Event with Todd Bonlarron

May 31, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 5:30-7 pm

May 25, 2016
Orlando Leaders Fellows Lunch with Dr. Jack Chambless

May 25, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 11 am-1 pm

May 24, 2016
JMI Cohosts Discussion on Economic Growth in Florida

May 24, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 6-8 pm

May 24, 2016
JMI Hosts Naturalization Ceremony Walk-over Event

May 24, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 11 am-1 pm

May 19, 2016
JMI Staff Attend Women's Conference of Florida

May 19 - 20, 2016 | Tampa, FL | 2-5 pm

May 17, 2016
JMI Staff Moderate Florida House and Senate Forum

May 17, 2016 | Marco Island, FL | 6:30-8 pm

May 17, 2016
JMI Staff on Florida Round Table Radio Show

May 17, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 9:30-10 am

May 13, 2016
May 12, 2016
JMI Staff Speak at North Florida Congressional Debate

May 12, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 7-9 pm

May 12, 2016
Palm Beach Leaders Fellows Lunch with Adam Hasner

May 12, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 11:30 am-1 pm

May 12, 2016
JMI Staff Judge for Women Who Mean Business Awards

May 12, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 11 am-1 pm

May 12, 2016
JMI Staff as Guest Panelist on WFSU Radio Show

May 12, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 8-9 am

May 05, 2016
JMI Staff Attend Education Task Force Meeting

May 5, 2016 | Pittsburgh, PA | 9 am-6 pm

May 03, 2016
May 03, 2016
JMI Staff Award Two Students at the Florida History Fair

May 3, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 9-11:30 am

May 02, 2016
JMI Staff Judge at Florida History Fair Competition

May 2, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 9 am-6 pm

April 26, 2016
JMI Staff Attend Professional Development Training

Apr 26, 2016 | Washington, DC | 12 am-11:59 pm

April 26, 2016
Tallahassee Leaders Fellows Meeting with John Kirtley

Apr 26, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 5:30-6:30 pm

April 21, 2016
Jacksonville Leaders Fellows Lunch with Gary Chartrand

Apr 21, 2016 | Jacksonville, FL | 12-1:30 pm

April 16, 2016
Young Americans for Liberty Conference at UCF

Apr 16, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 9:30 am-7 pm

April 15, 2016
Tampa
You're Invited: Spring Tampa Regional Luncheon

Apr 15 - 16, 2016 | Largo, FL | 12:30-1 pm  

April 15, 2016
Field Club
You're Invited: Spring Sarasota Regional Breakfast

Apr 15, 2016 | Sarasota, FL | 7-8:30 pm  

April 15, 2016
Tampa Regional Luncheon

Apr 15, 2016 | Tampa, FL | 12-1:30 pm

April 15, 2016
Sarasota Regional Breakfast

Apr 15, 2016 | Sarasota, FL | 7-8:30 am

April 14, 2016
West Palm Beach
You're Invited: Spring West Palm Beach Regional Reception

Apr 14, 2016 | West Palm Beach, FL | 11:30 am-1 pm  

April 13, 2016
Orlando Regional Reception

Apr 13, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 5:30-7 pm

April 13, 2016
orlando
You're Invited: Spring Orlando Regional Reception

Apr 13, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 5:30-7 pm  

April 08, 2016
JMI Staff Speak at Orlando Center Right Coalition

Apr 8, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 6-7 pm

April 07, 2016
Thomas DiLorenzo Speaks at FAU

Apr 7, 2016 | Boca Raton, FL | 5-6 pm

March 24, 2016
Tampa Leaders Fellows Event with Brian August, Jr.

Mar 24, 2016 | Tampa, FL | 12-1 pm

March 23, 2016
JMI Staff Speak at USF Event

Mar 23, 2016 | Tampa, FL | 5:30-7:30 pm

March 21, 2016
Palm Beach Leaders Fellows Lunch with John McCormack

Mar 21, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 12-1 pm

March 18, 2016
Miami Leaders Fellows Lunch with John McCormack

Mar 18, 2016 | Miami, FL | 12-1 pm

March 11, 2016
JMI Staff Attend SXSW

Mar 11 - 18, 2016 | Austin, TX | 12 am

March 08, 2016
Jonah Goldberg
You're Invited: Dinner with Jonah Goldberg

Mar 8, 2016 | Naples, FL | 5-8 pm  

March 04, 2016
Leon County History Fair
March 02, 2016
JMI Staff Volunteer at Local High School

Mar 2, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 12-2 pm

March 01, 2016
Mike Haridopolos
Tallahassee Leaders Fellows Reception with Mike Haridopolos

Mar 1, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 5-7 pm  

March 01, 2016
Bill Mattox speaking 2
JMI Staff Speak at Ivy League Club Lunch

Mar 1, 2016 | Sarasota, FL | 12-2 pm

February 23, 2016
Washington DC
JMI Staff Attend Federalism Event

Feb 23 - 24, 2016 | DC | 12 am

January 21, 2016
Center Right at JMI with Grover Norquist

Jan 21 - Feb 21, 2016 | FL | 12 am  

February 18, 2016
Orlando Leaders Fellows Social

Feb 18, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 5-7 am  

February 17, 2016
Jesse Panuccio
Palm Beach Leaders Fellows Event with Jesse Panuccio

Feb 17, 2016 | Palm Beach, FL | 5-7 am  

February 15, 2016
Becky Liner speaking
Becky Liner Speaks at FL Women's Political Network

Feb 15 - 16, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 12 pm-4 am

January 15, 2016
JMI Attends Collins Institute Higher Education Conference

Jan 15 - Feb 15, 2016 | FL | 12-5 pm  

February 11, 2016
Destiny Goede
February 10, 2016
Charles CW Cooke
February 03, 2016
February 03, 2016
February 03, 2016
VP of Policy Sal Nuzzo speaks on Solar Energy Panel

Feb 3, 2016 | Fort Lauderdale, FL | 12 am  

February 02, 2016
Bennett Bedford attends Communications Summit

Feb 2, 2016 | Washington, DC | 12 am  

January 29, 2016
JMI Sponsor's FEE Annual Retreat

Jan 29, 2016 | FL | 12 am  

January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016
JMI VP speaks at 2016 Florida Women's Day

Jan 28, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 12 am  

January 26, 2016
Orlando Leaders Fellows with John Crossman

Jan 26, 2016 | Orlando, FL | 12 am  

January 25, 2016
JMI's Development Team attends L@W Training

Jan 25, 2016 | Austin, TX | 12 am  

January 21, 2016
Tallahassee Leaders Fellow Panel at Mint

Jan 21, 2016 | Tallahassee, FL | 12 am  

January 20, 2016
JMI Montpelier Society Event

Jan 20, 2016 | FL | 1-4 am  

January 06, 2016
JMI attends Cato Health Policy Summit

Jan 6, 2016 | Austin, TX | 12-5 pm  

December 18, 2015
Sarasota Regional Meeting with Ryan Houck

Dec 18, 2015 | Sarasota, FL | 5-7 pm  

December 09, 2015
UF "Honor Flight" Movie Viewing

Dec 9, 2015 | FL | 5-7 pm  

December 06, 2015
November 19, 2015
November 18, 2015
Naples Regional Meeting with Ryan Houck

Nov 18, 2015 | Naples, FL | 12-2 pm  

November 17, 2015
Tampa Regional Meeting with Ryan Houck

Nov 17, 2015 | Tampa, FL | 12-2 pm  

November 16, 2015
JMI staff attend and sponsor Sayfie Summit

Nov 16, 2015 | Orlando, FL | 5-7 pm  

November 13, 2015
"Honor Flight" Movie Showing at UCF

Nov 13, 2015 | Orlando, FL | 5-7:30 pm  

November 12, 2015
JMI speaks at North Central Florida Tea Party

Nov 12, 2015 | Lake City, FL | 5-7 pm  

November 11, 2015
November 10, 2015
JMI hosts Naturalization Ceremony view even for local students

Nov 10, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL | 12-4 pm  

November 09, 2015
"Honor Flight" Movie Showing at FGCU

Nov 9, 2015 | Fort Myers, FL | 5-7:30 pm  

November 04, 2015
October 29, 2015
Miami Regional Meeting: Reception with Charles Cooke

Oct 29, 2015 | Miami, FL | 7-10 pm  

October 29, 2015
FIU Lecture Series: Charles Cooke

Oct 29, 2015 | FL | 5-7 pm  

October 28, 2015
Palm Beach Regional Meeting: Dinner with Charles Cooke

Oct 28, 2015 | Palm Beach, FL | 5-6 pm  

October 28, 2015
FAU Lecture Series: Charles Cooke

Oct 28, 2015 | FL | 12-1 pm  

October 27, 2015
Jacksonville Regional Meeting: Lunch with Charles Cooke

Oct 27, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL | 12-3 pm  

October 27, 2015
Orlando Regional Meeting: Lunch with Ryan Houck

Oct 27, 2015 | Orlando, FL | 12-3 pm  

October 22, 2015
JMI speaks at Flagler County Republican Executive Committee

Oct 22, 2015 | Palm Coast, FL | 5-7 pm  

October 14, 2015
Tallahassee Leaders Fellows Receptions

Oct 14, 2015 | FL | 5-7 pm  

October 13, 2015
October 07, 2015
"Honor Flight" movie showing at FIU

Oct 7, 2015 | Boca Raton, FL | 5-7 pm  

October 03, 2015
September 29, 2015
JMI staff present at & attend State Policy Network Annual Meeting

Sep 29 - Oct 2, 2015 | Grand Rapids, MI | 12 pm  

September 24, 2015
September 22, 2015
September 15, 2015
September 09, 2015
August 26, 2015
August 25, 2015
Sal Nuzzo, JMI VP of Policy, attends PACE Energy Summit

Aug 25, 2015 | Tampa, FL | 12-5 pm  

August 20, 2015
July 21, 2015
July 14, 2015
2015 JMI Panama City Summer Reception

Jul 14, 2015 | Panama, FL | 5:30-7 pm  

July 14, 2015
JMI hosts Girls State "Women in Government" panel

Jul 14, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL | 12-6 pm  

July 14, 2015
JMI Summer Reception with Rep. Matt Gaetz

Jul 14, 2015 | Panama, FL | 12-3 pm  

June 09, 2015
Sal Nuzzo, JMI VP of Policy, testifies on Con Reform

Jun 9, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL | 11 am-1 pm  

April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015
April 15, 2015
April 02, 2015
Becky Liner, JMI EVP, on panel discussing "A Full Summer"

Apr 2, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL | 9-11 am  

March 30, 2015
February 03, 2015
January 21, 2015
Celebrate Florida's Success Story and Thrift Week with CFO Jeff Atwater

Jan 21, 2015 | Tallahassee, FL | 11:45 am-1 pm  

December 08, 2014
Holiday Party!

Dec 8, 2014 | Tallahassee, FL | 5:30-7:30 pm  

October 30, 2014
Freedom to Innovate Hoppy Hour

Oct 30, 2014 | Jacksonville, FL | 5:30-7 pm  

October 16, 2014
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