For a man who claims he stands for ‘freedom,’ Florida Governor Ron DeSantis certainly seems hell-bent on taking important rights away from Americans.
First, let’s establish the fact that he wants to be our next president as described by NBC News:
‘Ron DeSantis’ shadow campaign for the presidency has suddenly become much more visible, even as his advisers insist he’s focused on governing Florida.
DeSantis recently launched a tax-exempt organization that sponsored his speaking engagements to police groups in New York and the Philadelphia and Chicago suburbs last week. He hosted a retreat for top donors from across the country at the Four Seasons in Palm Beach this weekend. And he has already sold out venues for a national book tour that begins Tuesday.
In one midsize city, DeSantis’ political team has set a goal of raising $1 million for a spring event that is still in the planning stages — an aggressive sum, particularly given the size of the city — according to a person with knowledge of the plans.’
HE’S BAD FOR AMERICAN FREEDOM
Florida’s Tampa Bay News lays out the case that DeSantis doesn’t really believe in freedom, but he does believe he should become the most powerful person in the world:
‘Over the past three years, Gov. Ron DeSantis has restricted Floridians’ First Amendment rights and repeatedly pushed for laws that violate basic American freedoms. During this year’s session of the Florida Legislature, these assaults accelerated.
The First Amendment guarantees the rights to free speech, a free press, freedom to assemble and protest peacefully, the right to petition the government for change and freedom from the imposition of religious beliefs by government.
In the wake of national protests after the 2020 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, DeSantis championed the anti-protest bill, House Bill 1. It dictated that any person participating in a rally or protest could be charged with a felony if three or more other people at that event engaged in unlawful activity resulting in imminent danger of damage to property or injury to another person. In other words, you could be charged for an offense committed by people who were total strangers to you, even if you were protesting peacefully.
In 2021, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker struck down that provision of the law. Walker stated that HB 1 “could effectively criminalize the protected speech of hundreds, if not thousands, of law-abiding Floridians. … This violates the First Amendment.”
Worse for America, many don’t feel DeSantis has the ‘charisma’ of Donald Trump.
Let’s face it, DeSantis will never become The President of the United States.