There are an endless number of politicians who run for office promising to change the system, but then simply settle, working within the constraints put in place during decades of previous administrations.
This lack of conviction in most political leaders makes those who actually choose to serve their constituents by passing legislation for their betterment, stand out.
Instead of just joining the social media debate over Communism, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday blasted the Biden administration over the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board, explaining that they are attempting to “stifle dissent, to try to elevate a chosen political narrative that’s endorsed by the regime” — a move that is contrary to a “free society.”
DeSantis made his remarks during a press conference in Miami, Florida, where he signed a bill recognizing November 7 as Communism Victims Day to “honor the more than 100 million people who have fallen victim to communist regimes across the world.”
Today, I established November 7th as Victims of Communism Day to honor those who have suffered under communism and remind people of the destruction communism has caused worldwide, including a death toll exceeding 100 million.
In Florida, we will tell the truth about communism. pic.twitter.com/Ojlao8f46t
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 9, 2022
From DeSantis’ office press release:
“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed House Bill (HB) 395, establishing November 7 as “Victims of Communism Day” to honor the hundreds of millions of people who have suffered under communist regimes across the world. The Governor also announced that he will approve $25 million in the budget to support renovations and restoration of the historic Freedom Tower in downtown Miami. Additionally, the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 160 to approve road designations across the state, including three designations to honor brave Cubans who fought against the Castro Regime. More information can be found here“.
“We want to make sure that every year, folks in Florida, but particularly our students, will learn about the evils of communism, the dictators that have led communist regimes and the hundreds of millions of individuals who suffered and continue to suffer under the weight,” the governor said, noting that there are still people who openly promote “things like socialism and communism.”
DeSantis pointed out what the legislation represents.
“We’ve got to be willing to speak out when we see things that aren’t consistent with our values in our own country,” he said, pointing directly to recent actions of the Biden administration — namely, the creation of the Disinformation Governance Board led by radical leftist Nina Jankowicz.
“Having the federal government set up a disinformation bureau in the Department of Homeland Security is wrong,” he said.
“What they are doing to try to stifle dissent, to try to elevate a chosen political narrative that’s endorsed by the regime and to try to marginalize dissenters,” the governor said, is “not what a free society is all about.”
DeSantis said he believes the administration will use the bureau to “feed the social media platforms with what they want to be censored and not want to be censored.”
“There is no orthodoxy that the government can impose on us. We’re able to speak, speak our mind,” he said, adding that the disinformation bureau needs to be eliminated.
“That is a big danger to free expression in this country,” he stressed.
“We want to make sure that every year, folks in Florida, but particularly our students, will learn about the evils of communism, the dictators that have led communist regimes, and the hundreds of millions of individuals who suffered and continue to suffer under the weight,” the governor said, noting that there are still people who openly promote “things like socialism and communism.”
Here is the entire press conference:
This story syndicated with permission from Eric Thompson, Author at Trending Politics
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