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Ron DeSantis: Upholding the law and doing the right thing for his state...

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It is astonishing to find any politician willing to stand up against a formidable opponent and risk dismemberment in the mainstream media; not only to call out bad behavior but to immediately remedy the situation.

Yet, we see  Florida Governor Ron DeSantis uphold the Florida Constitution and the rule of law by openly challenging Hillsborough County state attorney Andrew Warren for his misuse of prosecutorial discretion to facilitate a progressive communist democrat agenda. Warren implemented policies that failed to enforce Florida laws he disliked or disagreed with.

Warren's elected position is roughly equivalent to a district attorney and he serves as a prosecutor in Hillsborough County, the fourth-most populous county in Florida, and the most populous county outside the Miami metropolitan area,

Warren recently signed a June 24, 2022, joint letter authored by the progressive organization Fair and Just Prosecution, which describes itself as an organization to bring together elected local prosecutors as part of a network of leaders committed to promoting a justice system grounded in fairness, equity, compassion, and fiscal responsibility.

The letter's position was to ignore several existing state laws and promise to avoid prosecuting people for providing or seeking abortions and sex changes for minors.

Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren pledged not to enforce several state laws, including a 15-week abortion ban and prohibiting sex changes for minors. 

With Roe Overturned, 90 Elected Prosecutors Commit to Not Prosecute Abortions

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, 90 elected prosecutors from around the nation committed to use their well-established discretion and refuse to prosecute those who seek, assist in or provide abortions, calling the criminalization of abortion care “a mockery of justice.” <Source>

As you might imagine, many of those signatories were radicals funded by George Soros and administering the law in areas governed by progressive communist democrats, which experienced an upsurge in criminal activity. Included in the list are radicals like George Gascon (Los Angeles ),  Chesa Boudin (San Francisco), Kimberly M. Foxx (Chicago), Alvin Bragg (New York), Keith Ellison (Minnesota), Lawrence S. Krasner (Pennsylvania), Marilyn J. Mosby (Maryland), along with the rest of the usual progressive communist democrats.

And, the issues promoted by Fair and Just go beyond sex-related matters and include a new vision for the justice system, immigration, bail reform, mass incarceration, criminal diversion programs, police accountability, and elections – all from the perspective of the radical left, which has resulted in a crime spree and the release of hardened criminals into our communities, and the failure to fully prosecute criminal illegal aliens.

DeSantis is right…

(1)  It is the sworn duty of prosecutors to uphold and enforce the laws currently existing on the books, not to thwart the will of the people as expressed through their elected representatives.

(2)  Prosecutorial discretion was designed to be applied on a case-by-case basis as a response to unusual or mitigating circumstances, not as wholesale nullification of existing laws.

Excerpt…

STATE OF FLORIDA
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER 22-176
(Executive Order of Suspension)

[LIST OF INDIVIDUAL CHARGES AND SPECIFICATIONS]

BEING FULLY ADVISED in the premises, and in accordance with the Constitution and the laws of the State of Florida, this Executive Order is issued, effective immediately:

Section 1. Andrew Warren is hereby suspended from the public office that he now holds, to wit: State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Section 2. Andrew Warren is hereby prohibited from performing any official act, duty, or function of public office; from receiving any pay or allowance; from being entitled to any of the emoluments or privileges of public office during the period of this suspension, which period shall be from the effective date hereof, until a further executive order is issued, or as otherwise provided by law.

Section 3. As of the signing of this Executive Order, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, assisted by other law enforcement agencies as necessary, is requested to:

(i) assist in the immediate transition of Andrew Warren from the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida, with access only to retrieve his personal belongings; and

(ii) ensure that no files, papers, documents, notes, records, computers, or removable storage media are removed from the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida by Andrew Warren or any of his staff.

Section 4. The Honorable Susan Lopez, County Court Judge of the 13th Judicial Circuit in and for Hillsborough County, is hereby appointed forthwith, effective August 4, 2022, to fill the position of State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit of Florida in accordance with Article IV, section 7, subsection (a) of the Florida Constitution for the duration of the suspension.

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Bottom line…

Governor DeSantis is to be commended on his courage in standing up to the progressive communist democrats who want to destroy America from within using criminality and chaos to the extent that law-abiding citizens will accept a stronger centralized government and an authoritarian leader to restore order.

This is not an abortion issue but a stopgap to prevent the fabric of our society from unraveling at the hands of those who do not wish America and Americans well.

Unless we can find more leaders like Governor DeSantis, we are on the road to being royally screwed.

-- Steve


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