By Ian Gargan
While liberal mayors were stripping Americans of their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Ron DeSantis’ popularity skyrocketed when he refused to take part in the tyranny and put Florida on lockdown. Before the pandemic, he was a founding member of the Freedom Caucus and an ally of Donald Trump. He has proven he’s not afraid to face the left-wing bullies claiming his bills are transphobic and racist for simply protecting the innocence of our children. DeSantis knows he has the best interest of children in mind, and in the eyes of parents everywhere, it makes him a rock star! The following bills would be labeled as his greatest hits.
Fairness in Women’s Sports (SB 1028) was created to preserve fair opportunities for female athletes to demonstrate their abilities in competitions. While obviously deemed by the left as Anti-Transgender, this bill makes sure biological men compete against other biological men. That makes sense, right? Imagine your child or grandchild missing out on a college scholarship because she was outrun, outjumped, or outswam by a boy competing amongst girls. The designation of separate sex-specific teams is the only way to maintain equality. DeSantis, the father of two daughters, knows that allowing men to compete in women’s sports will erode their opportunities for success.
School Choice (HB 7045) allows low-income children to be eligible for private school scholarships. DeSantis is reworking the current scholarship program into a school choice voucher system. This will enable children from low-income households to qualify for private schools without any additional financial burden. The Family Empowerment Scholarship is offered to children whose household income is below the allotted limits. State Representative Randy Fine said this legislation would allow 50,000 additional students to use vouchers in the following school year, yet another bill giving parents more power over their children’s education.
Parental Rights in Education (HB 1557) is a bill that bans teachers from giving formal classroom instruction on “Sexual Orientation” or “Gender Identity” in kindergarten through the 3rd grade. Florida insists that parents have a right to be involved in their children’s education. The bill was mocked by the Hollywood elite, referring to it as the “Don’t Say Gay Bill,” despite the fact it is not mentioned anyplace in the bill. This bill neither bans the word “gay” in school settings nor does it ban the casual discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity topics. DeSantis never backed down from the criticism, whether it came from Hollywood bullies threatening to boycott the state or Disney who put in their two cents, inevitably leading to the loss of its self-governing status.
Stop WOKE Act (HB 7) is the Individual Freedom Act, also known as the Stop WOKE Act. DeSantis has become the gatekeeper for all things woke in Florida. He is much too tired of schools teaching kids to hate our country with CRT-inspired indoctrination. He believes no one should be instructed to feel as if they are not equal or shamed because of their race. Instruction is encouraged to create environments where facts and theories are presented with different interpretations so students can reach their own conclusions.
The work Ron DeSantis has done for young generations has reinvigorated our country, with many pushing for a 2024 presidential run from him at the age of 43. Outside of the various ongoing parental issues, he has tackled a wide selection of issues ranging from saving the manatees to residential Picketing (HB1571). DeSantis is truly a champion for the people and parents of Florida. He speaks up for the people who needed someone to be their voice after they couldn’t yell any louder.