Florida has had a Republican Party dominance since 1998, when Jeb Bush was elected Governor, but looking back over the past 24 years, his time in office (1999-2007) was a clear dream as compared to the two most recent Republican governors (Rick Scott 2011-2019) and Ron DeSantis 2019- Present).
Scott was a man with a crooked background of Medicare fraud, who “bought’ the Governorship with his massive wealth, and is now Senator Scott, who refused to accept Joe Biden’s victory in the Presidential Election of 2020, and he can be seen as a traitor and seditionist!
But by comparison, the present Governor, DeSantis, is far worse for state government, as he has promoted:
Refusal to back federal guidelines on COVID 19 vaccinations and masking, causing higher cases and death rates than any other state per capita.
Interfering with setting up an additional Congressional district, by opposing representation for minorities, and attempting to promote extreme Republican gerrymandering.
Open discrimination in law against gays and transgender individuals in public schools, undermining security and safety for such children.
Banned discussion of race in discussion of American history in public schools and universities, avoiding discussion of slavery, segregation, and civil rights, and ignoring mistreatment of other racial minorities.
Promoted passage of an abortion ban after 15 weeks, similiar to Mississippi, with no exception for rape or incest.
Allowed “election police” to monitor elections, even though there is no record of any election irregularities.
Promoted allowance for drivers to threaten demonstrators who block roads, which are limitations on their freedom of assembly.
Impose term limits on school board members by state edict, after cutting pay for COVID 19 Mask Policies.
Ron DeSantis is taking away the powers of local governments, centralizing it in the state government, making him the equivalent of an authoritarian dictator, with his Republican Party willingly going along!
He is also promoting ethnic and class warfare, as he advocates “culture wars”!
Book Banning and Parental Rights are the slogans being used to justify censorship and restrictions on civil liberties!
It is urgent that DeSantis be pushed out of office this fall by Florida voters to prevent this man from running for President, and the thought that he might win the White House is terrifying!