People are outraged. How can this Governor have the audacity to remove duly elected members of a local school board? What kind of power trip is he on? This must be unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment. Isn’t it? No, you mean he has the right to do this? Absolutely. And the problem is that not many Governors before Ron DeSantis have had the cajones to exercise their rights and get corrupt people out of office. Instead of applauding his move, some want to hang him and leave the bad apples in place. Kudos to Governor DeSantis. If only we had someone like you with a spine to fill the corner office in Concord.
According to reports by FOXNews:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended four members of the Broward County School Board after reading a report issued by a grand jury empaneled following the Parkland school shooting.
Pointing to the board members’ “incompetence, neglect of duty, and misuse of authority,” DeSantis signed an executive order suspending Patricia Good, Donna Korn, Ann Murray and Laurie Rich Levinson and naming their replacements.
“It is my duty to suspend people from office when there is clear evidence of incompetence, neglect of duty, misfeasance or malfeasance,” DeSantis said. “The findings of the Statewide Grand Jury affirm the work of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Commission. We are grateful to the members of the jury who have dedicated countless hours to this mission and we hope this suspension brings the Parkland community another step towards justice. This action is in the best interest of the residents and students of Broward County and all citizens of Florida”.
The report by the Grand Jury comes four years after the shooting in Parkland and finds that funds allocated even before the tragedy to fortify schools have yet to be implemented by the Broward School Board. Had the security systems been installed as intended, the shooting and deaths may have been prevented. Suspension is not enough punishment for these individuals who disavowed their responsibilities for personal gain.
Two problems here that people cannot square. People in office have been held accountable. They broke the public trust and paid with their jobs. The second, and probably the issue that angers people more than the suspensions, is that the four people suspended are registered Democrats. DeSantis replaced them with four Republicans. Remember those famous words uttered by Barack Obama, the father of the current Progressive movement, “elections have consequences.”
DeSantis continues his mission of setting things right in Florida. Some may criticize, but not the million-plus new residents who are fleeing the likes of New York and Michigan for sanity and Americanism of the Sunshine State. Florida has turned solid RED, and even the Cubans and Hispanics are disappointing the Left. They are more conservative and patriotic to America than the Left gave them credit. The Left will have to recognize the depth of the Republican bench for 2024. They are fixated on Trump, but fifteen to twenty potential solid candidates are ready to lead the GOP against Biden/Harris. If they continue to ignore the mental capabilities of these two, they will hand the government back to the people in 2024. They have no options. It’s a wonderful thing.