The point is - it was not just Huckbee - it was many-many of the 1,000 beachfront owners and some non-beachfront owners writing and lobbing for, just like Walton lobbied against, legislation who said the same thing. Just because he's a celebrity that gives him no Svengali affect on 148 legislators - including local Brad Drake who voted for HB631. To say otherwise is a baseless conspiracy theory that Huckabee started or influenced the FL legislators - many-many beachfront owners did. Legislators voted to ensure NO local government, not just Walton, could usurp the Constitution and was the legal and just thing to do to protect individual property rights - approved by a super majority and Governor. Just like you would want your Constitutional property rights protected. You are the forum Staff Member, it's your forum, and you get to determine what is legitimate and what is not. Thanks for the opportunity to post other facts and opinions.