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May 13, 2021

Ron DeathSantis: I'll Sign a Blanket Clemency For Anyone Being Charged with Mask-Crimes by Local Karen Governments

Quick point, first of all: I'm going to join the leftist lunatics in calling him "DeathSantis" because I like to think of him as murdering them and killing their dreams.


Second point: Some might analogize the state government-local government relationship to the federal government-state government relationship, and think that there is some kind of "federalism" problem here, with the state overriding local government.

There's not. The Constitution creates a federal scheme in which the federal government has some powers, and the rest belong to the states.

There is no such competition of sovereigns between state government and local government. All powers that a state has are entrusted to the state government. The only reason local governments have power is because the state government has voluntarily devolved some of it power to them.

And it could take that away if it wanted.

DeathSantis says he will use his own power to simply grant pardons to anyone being hassled over mask mandates and other lockdown violations, because fuck those Karens.

Florida business owners Mike and Jillian Carnevale joined "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday after being arrested multiple times for not enforcing a mask mandate. Gov. Ron DeSantis also joined the show to grant the couple clemency.

RON DESANTIS: It's a total overreach, Laura. This is exactly what we ordered against last summer many, many months ago, and so I was actually just recently briefed on this case, and we looked at it and so I'm glad you have Mike and Jillian on, and I'm also glad to be on to be able to say that effective tomorrow morning, I'm going to sign a reprieve under my constitutional authority. So that will delay the case for 60 days against both of them, and then when our clemency board meets in the coming weeks, we'll issue pardons not only for Mike and Jillian, but for any Floridian that may have outstanding infractions for things like masks and social distancing.

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The fact is it's not even right to be wearing masks when you're exercising. The World Health Organization advises against it. It's not healthy for people to be doing that in the first place, so it was a bad restriction, but these things with health should be advisory, they should not be punitive, and so we are happy to use our constitutional authority. I think they've been treated poorly and fortunately, they got a governor that cares.



This is the man.


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