The hits just keep coming.
While I support current ID legislation and do not want to see it declared unconstitutional or deregulated I urge everybody to consider the consequences of relying on the government to validate our worth to society. From where I am sitting it ain’t pretty.
In an environment where one message is said and another message is heard and yet another version of the same message is shared, we have to be incredibly careful that our message is clear and consistent. At this point I don’t think we know what the message really is.
P.S. HERE IS AN OBSERVATION- FOR WHAT IT IS WORTH:
Those opposed to ID regulation are far better at misinforming the public and our policy makers than those who support the regulation of ID are able to properly inform the public. Additional case in point;
To be clear whether anybody with a pulse can perform non-residential interior design services is dictated by the permitting requirements of the local jurisdiction. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0400-0499/0481/Sections/0481.2131.html
While deregulating interior design in Florida will not be the end of the “profession” as some have claimed it will roll back what little progress registered interior designers have made to submit limited scope interior design drawings for a building permit. We have got to get our collective acts together.
P.P.S. All of this angst and expensive lobby chest thumping and it will only save $11mil. Are you kidding? HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
P.P.P.S. And oh yeah by the way…while all of our attention is myopically focused on the licensing debacle in Florida the IFI has been advancing the status of the profession on a global scale WITHOUT UNCLE SAM’S HELP!