Ron DeSantis has had quite a year. The Florida Governor took a victory lap during his annual State of the State speech, touching on Florida’s COVID response, mandates, and more.
“Together we have made Florida the freest state in these United States,” DeSantis said during his State of the State Address in Tallahassee. “While so many around the country have consigned the people’s rights to the graveyard, Florida has stood as freedom’s vanguard.”
“Florida has become the escape hatch for those chafing under authoritarian, arbitrary and seemingly never-ending mandates and restrictions,” he added.
DeSantis also took aim at Faucism and Biden’s unconstitutional mandates.
“These unprecedented policies have been as ineffective as they have been destructive,” DeSantis said of COVID-19 restrictions imposed by other states and encouraged by the federal government. “They are grounded more in blind adherence to Faucian declarations than they are in the constitutional traditions that are the foundation of free nations.”
“We faced opposition — from hysterical media, from unions and the politicians they control,” DeSantis said. “We even faced lawsuits aiming to close the schools, but we wouldn’t allow fear or politics to harm our kids.”
The Governor shared excerpts of the speech on Twitter:
“In Florida, we protected the right of our citizens to earn a living, provided our businesses with the ability to prosper, fought back against unconstitutional federal mandates, and ensured our kids had an opportunity to thrive.”