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Florida & Governor DeSantis offer rays of hope for Americans seeking safety & freedom from the left


Mar 20, 2021: The statistics do not lie. Florida is, by far, the number one ranking State in America for net migration inflows. According to July 2020 US Census data, Florida drew a net inflow of migrants of 610 people per day with projections estimated to be greater than 700 per day in the coming year. (US Census Data; 2020) Not surprisingly, the second leading State for net inflows of migration is Texas, another “safe harbour” for American freedom and a traditional way of life. Under the leadership of Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida has stood well beyond all other States when it comes to a calm, responsible, and methodical approach to handling the challenges caused by Covid, federal public health policies, and a pack of power-hungry federal progressives / socialists. It has become clear that DeSantis has managed to keep his economy open throughout much of the Covid pandemic and with a responsible mix of health care policies and restrictions (making his State the best example of success amongst all other States). Anecdotally speaking, Florida is a state with a population that appears to be happier and healthier than any other place in America – one trip to this great state will bear this point out if the reader calls this assertion into question.


The all-around strength of Florida over the past 12 months is not coincidental; the leadership of Ron DeSantis has everything to do with a happy population, a sense of individual freedom and choice, a healthy economy, and large core of patriotic American residents. Mainstream media is attempting to twist and cover-up the success of DeSantis, however, the migration data and economic strength of Florida are unassailable and undeniable by anyone with an objective mind. This article provides a few insights into the approach taken by Ron DeSantis over the past year and sheds light on why patriots who value the American way of life are packing their bags and heading to this beautiful and well-governed (non-socialist) State.


DeSantis Approach to Covid Public Health Policy


To the chagrin of blue States across America and Biden’s illegitimate administration, Ron DeSantis and other strong red State governors like South Dakota’s Kristi Noem are positioned to take a victory lap. On March 18, Governor DeSantis provided these comments on an op-ed claiming that policymakers who bucked the elites and challenged the “canned” narrative during the Covid pandemic were proven right,


The Covid-19 pandemic represented a test of elites in the US, from public-health experts to the corporate media. The results have been disappointing. Policy makers who bucked the elites & challenged the narrative have been proven right to do so.” (Washington Examiner – Andrew Miller; March 19, 2021)


Armed with this op-ed piece, Governor DeSantis explained how highly publicized models predicting the impact of the coronavirus at the start of the pandemic were completely wrong and discussed the evidence proving that lockdowns were ineffective. DeSantis stated,

The lockdowns failed to stop the virus but did a great deal of societal damage along the way — damage that a more targeted approach, seeking to reduce total harm, would have been able to avoid (and did, in places like Sweden and Florida).“


DeSantis was particularly critical of the health experts who opposed sending children back to school despite abundant evidence showing that children are at little risk (a fraction of a fraction) of spreading the virus. DeSantis claimed,


While it was abundantly clear by May that schools represented low-risk environments for the spread of Covid and that the consequences of prolonged school closures were potentially catastrophic, the corporate media [and social media] did its best to obscure the data and stoke fear and panic among parents and teachers. After all, the media had to take the position that was opposite to Donald Trump.


Despite countless attacks by the DNC’s mainstream media machine, DeSantis reminded the ever-critical Democrat party member that his state “cut against the grain of elite opinion and blocked the media narrative” and attained superior public health metrics, broader social well-being, and economic superiority to the blue States; blue states that suffered from inept and reckless socialist and authoritarian “leadership”. DeSantis concluded the op-ed update session with these proud words,


The result [of Florida’s approach] is open schools, comparatively low unemployment and per capita Covid mortality below the national average. We cannot simply undo the harm caused by flawed policies advocated by our elites, but we can resolve that we never let this happen to our country again.” (Washington Examiner – Andrew Miller; March 19, 2021)

One can not but help to imagine having the strength of this type of leadership in the White House to replace and repair the damage being caused by the current cast of illegitimate frauds who cheated and stole their way into the White House.


DeSantis Track Record of Success vs the Media’s Democrat “Darlings”


Ironically, America’s youngest governor has been setting a trail of success far beyond any other US governor and to the shameful “disappointment” of fake mainstream media. The unstoppable momentum of DeSantis is infuriating to a corrupt and toxic national media hell-bent on propping up blue state losers/failures like Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, and Gavin Newsom. As mentioned earlier in this article, the statistical measures of success for the state economy and health wellness are on the extreme end of “positive” for DeSantis and on the extreme end of disastrous for failures like Cuomo, Whitmer, and Cuomo. In the case of DeSantis, we have an emerging state-level hero and national treasure; in the case of Newsom, Whitmer, and Cuomo we have unhinged socialist tyrants who, frankly, belong behind bars for their criminal and treasonous abuse of power.


As America and the rest of the world willingly and blindly plunged into Covid madness and panic, DeSantis withstood the attacks by mainstream media and calibrated his state leadership based on science, math, statistics, logic, and a respect for the American way of life leading to a state that is seen as the “poster child” of good governance through a global health crisis. By contrast and one year into the pandemic, Cuomo and Newsom are facing massive bipartisan calls for them to either be recalled or resign, and a special prosecutor is going to start looking into Whitmer’s mishandling of the Covid crisis. New York State can and should expect a similar special investigation into Cuomo’s role in killing more than 14,000 senior citizens; his politically motivated and negligent policies resulted in the New York State senior’s tragedy - he must pay for his criminal conduct leading to this tragedy.


As all of this was going on, Cuomo was also preoccupied with his privileged and fawning CNN appearances and his favourite past time of groping and abusing young women. Governor “Blood-on-his-hands” Cuomo was rewarded with an Emmy for his “Covid media performances” (tv appearances that showcased his failed and criminal Covid health plan) and granted access to CNN and his brother Fredo Cuomo. Cuomo’s CNN appearances were particularly distasteful as he and his brother delivered their version of “humor” relating to the Covid crisis fresh on the heels of Governor Cuomo dealing a 14,000 plus death blow to seniors in New York State. Atrocious conduct by Cuomo, atrocious conduct by national media based on their non-coverage of the New York State tragedy.


DeSantis stance on Critical Race Theory (CRT)


On March 18, Governor DeSantis made it crystal clear that Florida will not be playing nice with the anti-American critical race theory socialists and racists who are trying to indoctrinate our children by undermining existing parental guidance. Governor DeSantis has taken to the state level what parents in many states have taken to the local level with their school boards. As the pandemic has forced the “classroom” into the homes of Americans over the past year, parents have become increasingly aware of the radioactive Marxist curriculum being forced down the throats of their children. Themes like Critical Race Theory (CRT), perverted views on BLM /Antifa and their role in nationwide violent riots, and the launch of the radical anti-American “1619 Project” have woken many American parents across the country. Arguably the greatest threat comes in the form of critical race theory (CRT), which claims that America is fundamentally racist, and people are either oppressed or oppressors based solely on their racial identity and the colour of their skin. (PJ Media –Stephen Kruiser; March 18, 2021)

During a press conference in Naples, DeSantis made clear what schools in Florida would be teaching. It will not be any curriculum based on critical race theory.


Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials, and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories or politicized academic fads. Let me be clear, there is no room in our classrooms for things like Critical Race Theory. Teaching kids to hate their country & to hate each other is not worth 1 red cent of taxpayer money."


DeSantis added to his announcement by introducing an incentive for teachers to take training in a statewide civics program - teachers will receive a $3,000 bonus upon certification. The plan includes a $16.5 million budget devoted to enhancing the training of teachers and principals in civics education. The training will include expert civics “coaching,” in-person seminars, and extensive virtual learning. The curriculum will support graduating seniors by creating and launching a civics test like those taken in the citizenship process. This brilliant idea has its roots in a patriotic past and represents the pragmatic brilliance of Ron DeSantis’ leadership philosophy and style. (PJ Media –Stephen Kruiser; March 18, 2021) For those parents across the nation wondering how to reinforce (and protect) their patriotic teachings at home, Governor DeSantis has created a scholastic foundation in Florida that all patriots should demand in their own home States.


As the Republican Party navigates through its current identity crisis and eradicates the old guard of pro-establishment and spineless RINO’s (like Mitt Romney, Liz Cheney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski), “bright rays of hope” and principled leaders like Governor DeSantis should be highlighted and protected by Floridians and American patriots alike. (Town Hall - Katie Pavlich; Mach 18, 2021) The unequivocal position taken by DeSantis on CRT and the delivery of education in general, is already proving to be embraced by a population starved for patriotic and principled curriculum that is absent in today’s academia, politics, entertainment, professional sports, and media.


Conclusion


In Governor Ron DeSantis, we have a true patriotic leader and a rising star with a stellar track record, especially in contrast to the abysmal blue state failures propped up and held in high esteem by a pathologically corrupt mainstream media. Governor DeSantis vastly outpaces any other US Governor by any and all metrics: economic performance and balance across all sectors; balanced health care policy and access to Covid vaccine (which is treated as “optional”); support of pro-American academic curriculum and stance against CRT; voter and election integrity; healthy personal and corporate state tax policies; strong statewide stance against “big tech tyrants”; superior “quality of life” health metrics; and dominant net migration patterns, a proxy reflecting “attractiveness” of the state. (The Epoch Times - Samuel Allegri; March 13, 2021) While much of the attractiveness of Florida comes from its naturally blessed warm climate and natural settings, there is also an enormous correlation with the stellar governing leadership and performance of Ron DeSantis. The statistics do not lie! Governor DeSantis has a pro-America, Anti-socialist platform in place that is performing on all cylinders and drawing millions of people from the rest of America and around the world. I happen to be an ex-pat American drawn back to America to help the cause of freedom and fight back against the tyrants of the left - my obvious destination had to be the state of Florida where American values are respected, preserved, and protected by a patriotic, courageous, and brilliant governor. My hope is that other patriots in other states will demand their elected officials follow the example set by Florida State Governor Ron DeSantis. By: Extremely American Colin Wright