Why There Is a Rule of Law
Many “Democrat Justices are vowing not to prosecute whole classes of crimes as a matter of principle. According to Charles Lipson in SpectatorWorld, in so promising, these justices, whether elected or appointed, are acting as one-man legislatures.
They are still executive officials and are not authorized to ignore whole classes of duly passed laws.
The Governor’s Veto Power
According to Governor DeSantis, prosecutor Andrew Warren made the decision to not enforce certain laws passed by the Florida legislature, including Florida’s laws protecting the right to life and protecting children from puberty blockers and sex-change surgeries.
Ron DeSantis also noted that Florida’s State Constitution has vested the veto power in the governor, not in state attorneys.
Ron DeSantis made “an effective argument’ that Florida’s woke prosecutor Warren was guilty of exactly that kind of overreach, continues Mr. Lipson.
That’s a serious violation if we are to remain a country of laws, not men, where our government at all levels is grounded in the separation of powers between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
DeSantis, notes Mr. Lipson, laid out a clear, detailed, substantive case for why he is suspending Warren from office.
Poll after poll shows rising crime is one of the country’s top issues, second only to inflation. What DeSantis’s suspension of Warren did was to make crime and punishment his own issue — one he was willing to act upon. That’s a big national story, not only because crime is so important but because Warren is one of many “Justice Democrat” prosecutors under fire for coddling criminals. Voters are fed up. They are tired of lax law enforcement and “soft on crime” prosecutors. They want safety and protection, and they want it done fairly, without excessive force or racial prejudice.
The public understands that governments have a core duty to protect citizens and their property. Local governments in particular are charged with shielding law-abiding people from criminals, thugs, thieves, and predators. They know that the best way to deter crimes tomorrow is to catch and punish criminals today.
If the Florida governor manages to position himself as the defender of all citizens, regardless of their race or income, against rising crime, it will be a political advantage for Ron DeSantis
(DeSantis) will need to repel the assaults, sure to come, that he is just a racist, trying to put blacks and other minorities in jail, or that he is just trying to protect rich people.
Florida’s One-Man Legislature Gets the Axe
From Governor DeSantis:
When you enforce the rule of law, you are protecting the most vulnerable in society. That’s why we have a rule of law.
I just think that to take a position that you have veto power over the laws of this state is untenable, and I think it warrants his suspension and eventual removal from office.
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