THE RUMPOLE REGJB BLOG ENDORSEMENTS.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to choose among a group of individuals one person who shall have the right and power to exercise decisions of life, death, and driver’s licenses (to which the Laws of Nature and Chapter 316 of the Florida Statutes entitle them), a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that those who make endorsements should declare the causes which impel them to chose one candidate over another.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all lawyers are created equal. That while some lawyers are endowed by their Creator with certain degrees of common sense, compassion, respect for the law and human rights, other lawyers who seek the position of Judge are nothing more than failed hacks who see in the current political climate the ability to take advantage of their last name to secure a job for which they are neither prepared to do nor have the ability to do well.
Our system of Government was formed so that to secure the rights which we hold to be inalienable, Governments are instituted among Men and Women, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Our system of electing Judges was formed so that whenever any Judge becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to remove that Judge from Office and to elect a new Judge who is more and better prepared to perform the duties upon which that office they are empowered to embark.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Judges with long experience should not be changed for light and transient causes. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is the right and duty of the people to throw off the bench such Judges , and to provide new Guards for the future security of the society that Judges are empowered to protect.
With these wise words to guide us, we begin the process of endorsing one person over another for a job unlike any other.
(The thoughts and ideas of 230 years ago play just as well today, even in the stiff hands of an old legal hack typing at the keyboard.).