The Governor John E. Bush Unconstitutional Actions
John E. Bush
In Breach of Public Trust
For Violation of Oath of Office
In his conduct while Governor of the State of Florida, John E. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of Governor of the State of Florida and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Florida, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has willfully corrupted and manipulated the legislative and judicial processes of the State of Florida and of the United States by impeding the Judicial branch of the administration of justice, in that:
The means the Governor John E. Bush used to implement this Chapter 2003-418 and course of conduct or scheme included one or more of the following un-Constitutional acts:
I. Governor John E. Bush’s actions were an unprecedented invasion of Terri
Schiavo’s right to control her health care treatment and violate her
A. Mrs. Schiavo has a fundamental privacy right to refuse unwanted medical
B. The State has no compelling interest in authorizing Governor John E. Bush to
unilaterally override the wishes of Mrs. Schiavo regarding her own medical
treatment and bodily integrity.
C. The statute is not narrowly tailored to further any arguable state interest but
instead affords no protections against over-intrusiveness and impermissibly
discriminates against patients who fail to execute advance written directives.
II. Chapter 2003-418 violates Florida’s strict separation of powers
and impermissibly usurps the Judicial power.
A. The central concern of the framers of the U.S. Constitution and the drafters of
the Florida Constitution was to ensure that the Executive, Legislative, and
Judicial powers would be exercised by different bodies.
B. In the presuit of Chapter 2003-418, the Governor Bush instructed the
Legislative leadership to pass HB-12E and SB-12E, bypassing Constitutional
procedures, thus giving the Executive Branch control of the Legislative
C. Chapter 2003-418 impermissibly assigns Judicial power to the Executive
Branch by allowing it to nullify a judgment of the Judicial Branch.
D. Even if Chapter 2003-418 was a delegation of non-Judicial power, it would
nonetheless violate the separation of power doctrine because it gives the
Governor standardless discretion.
III. Chapter 2003-418 violates a host of other Constitutional provisions
A. Chapter 2003-418 is a Violation of Equal Protection.
B. Chapter 2003-418 is an unlawful Bill of Attainder.
C. Chapter 2003-418 is an invalid Special Law.
D. Chapter 2003-418 is Unconstitutionally Vague.
In all of this, Governor John E. Bush has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute on the office of the Governor, has betrayed his trust as Governor, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the State of Florida.
In his conduct while Governor of the State of Florida, John E. Bush, in violation of his constitutional oath faithfully to execute the office of Governor of the State of Florida and, to the best of his ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitutions of the United States and of the State of Florida, and in violation of his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed, has prevented, obstructed and impeded the administration of justice, and has to that end engaged personally and through his subordinates and the legislators of the Florida, in a course of conduct or scheme designed only to delay and impede and/or willfully manipulate the adjudication of the Judicial Branch.
Wherefore, Governor John E. Bush, by such conduct, warrants impeachment and trial, and removal from office and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor, trust or profit under the United States.
Bill Trace: House Bill HB-35E, Senate Bill SB-12E, Public Law 03-418, Chapter 2003-418