DeSantis Assaults Fiduciary Trust

Updated: Aug 24, 2021

When our founders empowered a constitutional government to protect its citizens’ rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they established that laws for the public good stand over individual rights.

Government has a fiduciary trust to its people to provide certainty and the rule of law, not of men. And when executive power is unchecked, uncertainty and arbitrariness lurk – a threat to the fiduciary trust. Florida is a hotspot of the scourge of COVID-19. The executive branch’s public health responsibility is an integral part of public trust. Not only are you, Governor DeSantis, refusing to solve our life-threatening problem, you are obstructing local governmental entities from implementing public health strategies to protect the lives of the people. Governor, you signed executive orders that blocked life-saving local mask mandates, prohibited safe limits on restaurant capacity, and left schools unable to protect our children.

You handed over government responsibility to individual citizens and empowered them to make public health decisions without basis in science. By refusing to take action to protect us from deadly virus transmission, you put your executive power above government by law.

Governor DeSantis, you assault fiduciary trust of government. The people are your victims.

Alan Sprintz Board Member, Longboat Key Democratic Club As published in the Sarasota Herald -Tribune Letter to Editor, August 9, 2021

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