I have a candidate in mind for Republican nominee for president in 2024. His name is Ron DeSantis, and he’s doing an amazing job as governor of purple-state Florida. I thought it might be a good idea for us all to learn a little something about him. His policies are quite tough, but he has a more mature attitude than Trump.
He was in the news this week for these comments about Joe Biden:
“So I think the question is, we can either have a free society, or we can have a biomedical security state,” DeSantis said. “And I can tell you, Florida, we’re a free state, people are going to be free to choose, to make their own decisions about themselves, about their families, about their kid’s education, and about putting food on the table.”
“And Joe Biden suggests that if you don’t do lockdown policies, then you should quote, ‘get out of the way,’” DeSantis continued. “But let me tell you this, if you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way, I’m not going to let you get away with it.”
“If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in person education, I’m gonna stand in your way and I’m gonna stand up for the kids in Florida,” DeSantis continued. “If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way and I’m standing for the people of Florida.”
“So why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure?” DeSantis added. “And until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you. Thank you.”
He was in the news for taking on the education bureaucrats, too:
Broward County Public Schools has changed its masking policy after Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released an executive order giving parents the power to decide whether their children should wear masks at school.
[…]As The Daily Wire previously reported, “Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) signed an executive order late this week that allows parents to make the choice of whether they want to have their children wear masks in school, which comes in response to the Biden administration making new recommendations through the CDC about wearing masks in school.”
The executive order makes sure that local school boards “do not violate Floridians’ constitutional freedoms,” “do not violate parents’ right under Florida law to make health care decisions for their minor children,” and ensures that “children with disabilities or health conditions who would be harmed by certain protocols such as face masking requirements” are protected.
I don’t like words. I like actions.
Here’s Governor DeSantis’ biography:
Governor Ron DeSantis is the former U.S. Representative for Florida’s Sixth District.
A native Floridian with blue-collar roots, Ron worked his way through Yale University, where he graduated with honors and was the captain of the varsity baseball team. He also graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he earned a commission in the U.S. Navy as a JAG officer. During his active-duty service, he supported operations at the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and deployed to Iraq as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander in support of the SEAL mission in Fallujah, Ramadi and the rest of Al Anbar province. His military decorations include the Bronze Star Medal for Meritorious Service and the Iraq Campaign Medal.
After active-duty service, Ron served as a federal prosecutor, where he targeted and convicted child predators. He was first elected to Congress in 2012, where he fought for term limits, the No Budget/No Pay Act, and to cut taxes. While serving in Congress, Ron refused his Congressional pension and health insurance plan because he is against special deals for politicians. He also sponsored legislation to make it easier for the military to prosecute sexual assault and authored the bill to end the secret taxpayer-funded slush fund for members of Congress to make hush payoffs for sexual harassment.
Ron is married to Casey DeSantis, an Emmy Award winning television host. Together, they’re the proud parents of their daughters, Madison and Mamie, and their son, Mason.
Look for him in 2024. I really hope that conservative parents are making more like him.
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I don’t see him saying anything about abortion. I’ve heard he’s weak in that area and thought the Texas law was too tough.
Until the GOP abolishes and criminalizes abortion and sodomy, America is doomed. God destroyed Sodom & Gomorrah for far less wickedness than the LGBTQP idols that we have set up in America. And He had the Canaanites slaughtered for born child sacrifice, but I doubt they sacrificed 65 million like we have.
Meanwhile, the GOP says that they are “pro-life,” whatever that means, but they aren’t anti-abortion enough to even call the baby killing Dimms “baby killers.” But they sat back and did nothing while Trump was called “Hitler” and had his life openly threatened by members of Congress.
It’s nice that DeSantis has borrowed a page from Trump’s book on being a fighter, but he’s still a lightweight when it comes to the issues that God destroyed “civilizations” over. And most of the rest of the GOP won’t fight at all.
(That’s why they tossed Trump under the bus when he “lost” the election.) Judgment is coming and it’s going to be WAY worse than the Civil War Judgment that we received due to slavery.
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I have to agree with you about this. Many Republicans and Conservatives have good hearts but are afraid to stand their ground when it comes to challenging the Liberals and Democrats. I hope he wins or better yet Trump wins, but actions speak louder than words.
Right! We need to be looking at the big picture. God’s Holy Wrath is inches over our heads for our exceedingly wicked culture. We aren’t going to escape it by electing GOP who merely keep the status quo until Dimms take power again and make the country more wicked.
I think DeSantis has the intestinal fortitude to be a strong leader and right the course IF he gets his priorities right. But I feel like the GOP has already conceded (mostly) on abortion and sodomy. Who is calling for the gay “marriage” ruling to be overturned??? Why not?
And that’s nothing compared with putting sodomites in prison, which is how God handles it. Every LGBTQP person is violating God’s Law with impunity. Our laws are supposed to match God’s Law.
We are frogs slowly boiling in water, accepting more and more depravity until we are as filthy as the pagans.
Be careful about demanding absolute purity. I don’t know DeSantis’ view on foreign policy, either, but I still believe he’d be the best person we could hope for at this point. Why not send him a message about your concerns. Encourage others who feel the same to do so as well. To get politicians to act on our concerns, they need to know such concerns exist with the same passion people are expressing about covid mandates and CRT in schools. And this has to be an ongoing thing, not a one-time email.
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I shouldn’t have to direct a “leader” to address the two most fundamental abominations that are destroying our nation. He doesn’t speak against abortion and sodomy, just like “pastors” won’t, because it will make them unpopular. DeSantis will lose votes, and pastors will lose the collection plates.
I’m definitely not a purist. I voted for Trump twice for the sole reason that he was the first GOP candidate in my lifetime who actually fought against the Dimms, and he was more like our original founders, giving up easy wealth for a job that would make him a target. He did this despite the fact that most of his disgusting party abandoned him in the end. They will do the same to DeSantis if he actually makes a stand for anything – and DeSantis knows it too. So he won’t.
But the bottom line is this: I shouldn’t have to preach to pastors how to pastor (I’ve actually done this, and the response has been worse than pathetic), nor to Presidential candidates how to set their priorities and lead. I’m glad that DeSantis seems to be a fighter, but if he fights on lesser issues, then no true (moral) progress can be made. Of course no Revival will occur until the churches repent of their apathy in these two areas, and others.
I’m sorry to paint a bleak picture, but DeSantis is primarily pushing back on issues that the Dimms have pushed to the front. It’s the same defensive battle that the GOP has engaged in my entire life. If you only play defense, you can’t outscore your opponent. The GOP gives up lost ground faster than the French did when German tanks were rolling over their countryside.
Wake me when the GOP starts talking about putting LGBTQP and abortionists in prison, where they belong and where God is going to put them if they don’t repent, and charging women who get abortions with murder. Until then, they are just Dimm-lite.
I agree with you Marshal Art!
We’re not purple here in Florida anymore. We’re very Red. That’s why the Democrats have cut way back on funding this next election…they don’t think they can win here!
Excellent! That’s so good!
Man, if only all the real conservatives would leave the party and form their own, we could finally leave behind all the RINOS
Well its dangerous to form a third party and split the vote. A better idea is to convince the left to split their vote, maybe along TERF vs LGBT lines, then we would never lose an election.
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hell, why not just drop political parties altogether?
Great question! I’m trying to think of any born again followers of Jesus Christ we have had as President?
Ronald Reagan’s mother was. Reagan seemed to be one in his youth, but not sure once he went to Hollywood and politics.
That’s the old Disciples of Christ church before they became apostate in recent decades that his mother was active in and bearing fruit. Teddy Roosevelt maybe? Abraham Lincoln, I believe was. Dwight Eisenhower almost for sure. I can’t think of any others going back to the late 1800s that even might have been. Did I miss anyone?
George W. Bush was pretty good but he’s gotten bad lately.
Oh yes, voted for him twice. Seemed very strong at the time.
But, in recent years, caved to the Left.