DeSantis at a news conference Thursday, July 22 - Indian River State College in Fort Pierce:
"There's been talk about potentially people advocating at the federal level imposing compulsory masks on kids. We're not doing that in Florida, okay? We want kids to be able to be kids. We need them to be able to breathe. It's terribly uncomfortable for them to do it. There's not very much science behind it."
The governor said parents can equip their children to go back to school however they want, but stressed that there shouldn't be any mandate from the state or federal government to force face coverings. MORE
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Sen. James Lankford
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Biden is paying contractors $2 billion NOT to build the wall. In the meantime, CBP encountered a 20-year high of illegal migrants crossing our border & confiscated 508 pounds of fentanyl last month alone. Stop wasting tax dollars to watch the materials & just finish the wall.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has launched the construction of his state’s own fence along the southern border in an effort to slow the border crisis.
Asked what a chain link fence is going to stop? Texas [Department of Public Safety] says the idea is to cut the feds out of the equation. No trespass signs allow them to arrest on local charges. Instead of calling Border Patrol, they will take migrants to jail for violating Texas law. MORE
Ron DeSantis visits Texas border
Gov. DeSantis took aim at the ridiculousness of the Biden administration when it comes to their COVID policies:
"I got a little bit perturbed when I was at the southern border, when I started thinking about if you wanted to fly from Brazil or you wanted to do certain travel, the way you would be treated by the federal government under the auspices of COVID mitigation.
Some people wouldn’t even be allowed to come. A lot of these flights aren’t even allowed. If you wanted to go on a cruise ship, the federal government doesn’t want you except under extreme circumstances. So they’re very, very rigorous with lawful commercial activity in travel.
But if you just want to hopscotch across that border, they don’t care about COVID. They’re letting you straight in. They’re throwing you on a bus and they’re sending you all over the fruited plain in this country. So, I don’t understand how you square that.
If you’re saying that cruises have to go through all of these procedures because of COVID, wouldn’t you want people coming from a hundred different countries to just not be able to pour in the country effectively, with very little pushback?
So I think it’s a huge, huge problem and the idea that we would treat American citizens and their right to travel with more disfavor than we’re treating foreign nationals illegally entering our country – that didn’t sit well with me and I was really frustrated to see that." MORE
Texas and Florida understand the 10th Amendment
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Republican Party - 153,822 . Democrat Party - 132,714
How bad are things for the Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections? So bad that some of them are hiding their party ID in campaign ads.
Democrats running for elected office in the House and Senate from rural America are starting to depart from using party identification in their ads in hopes of attracting more voters.
This means many candidates for office are running against the platform of their own party, according to Axios. Since the 2020 election, the Democrats in both chambers of Congress have had a wafer-thin majority, and the Republicans are looking to overtake them in the fast-approaching midterms next year.
Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), running for one of Ohio’s Senate seats, released a campaign ad roughly three minutes long. The Democrat did not mention his party affiliation once. MORE
*NOTE: May 2017 was when Volusia County (founded 1854) saw Republican registered voters, for the first time ever, surpass the Democrats.
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Gov. DeSantis traveled to Tampa on Sunday to deliver a speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit where he said sales for his “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise are “through the roof.”
DeSantis began selling this branded merchandise in an effort to push back against Dr. Anthony Fauci, a move for which media elites criticized him.
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“If a kid gets locked out of school for a year, that kid got Fauci’d. If someone is out of work for a year because of lockdowns, that worker got Fauci’d. If a family loses a business due to the lockdown, that family got Fauci’d. We’re not gonna allow that in the state of Florida.”
“This is a guy who thinks he has been right on everything, and he’s been wrong on so much,” DeSantis continued. “He deserves to be held accountable for the money that went to the Wuhan lab."
May 11, 2021 on Capitol Hill, Fauci admits $600,000 of American taxpayer money went to Wuhan Institute of Virology. MORE
.. to ensure "correct narratives" are promoted.
. Donald Trump Jr. challenges the White House’s newest approach to work with social media on the crackdown of so-called 'disinformation'. Trump’s remarks came after the White House recently announced plans to work with Facebook to flag and censor social media posts.
UPDATED – Saturday, July 17, 2021
Donald Trump Jr. @DonaldJTrumpJr
"Question, under the White House’s new proposed social media ideals .. will all those who thought the Wuhan Lab Leak Theory was a very plausible explanation to the start of the pandemic get their accounts back .. and will those who chastised and censored them be thrown off all platforms?"
Facebook began reversing its censorship of the lab leak theory in early May after issuing suspensions for those pushing the theory. Critics slammed Facebook for keeping in lockstep with the government in deciding what is and isn’t “disinformation.”
“We’ve increased disinformation research and tracking within the Surgeon General’s Office. We are flagging problematic posts for Facebook,” said White House press secretary Jen Psaki, confirming on Thursday that the world’s biggest speech platforms take direction from the government in choosing what content to suppress, amplify, or remove.
“Health misinformation has led people to resist wearing masks in high-risk settings. It’s led them to turn down proven treatments and to choose not to get vaccinated." said Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.
The demand for censorship — and Psaki’s admission of government involvement — follows a series of flip-flops from health officials who contradicted themselves throughout the pandemic .. issues such as mask efficacy, as well as censorship of claims that later gained credibility, such as the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese lab. Neither Psaki or Murty would answer a question about the fact that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious diseases expert, did not promote mask-wearing in February, March, April 2020 .. but later pushed wearing two masks at a time.
On Friday afternoon, Joe Biden said Facebook was ‘killing people’ .. “They’re killing people. The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. And they’re killing people."
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“The news coming out of Georgia is beyond incredible. The hand recount in Fulton County was a total fraud! They stuffed the ballot box—and got caught. We will lose our Country if this is allowed to stand.”
Chairman Paul Deering administered the oath of office to ten newly elected Precinct Committeemen and Committeewoman at the July meeting of the Republican Executive Committee of Volusia County. Our membership has swelled to more than 150 members, the largest in Volusia GOP history.
Florida House Speaker-Designate Paul Renner (on right) unveiled a new video explaining how Republican lawmakers are defending Florida as a firewall of freedom. Paul is seen here with (left to right) Florida House Representative Webster Barnaby, Florida's County Court Clerk of the Year Laura Roth (both members of RECVC) and Volusia GOP Chairman Paul Deering.
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It was nice. Actually, it was glorious. What was the “it” of which I speak? .. it was my journey to real America – a land before masks where human beings shake hands. I got the hell out of the Washington, DC, area, and spent a week in Michigan.
On the way to Michigan, we spent the night in Sandusky, Ohio, and got our first taste of life beyond the confines of paranoia and overreaction. No one in the hotel wore a mask. It didn’t even feel like the staff had one handy, just in case the boss showed up, or something. It was just people smiling and talking, conducting life.
The next day, we had breakfast with a friend of mine the public knows as “Joe the Plumber.” Yes, the real guy. We met back in 2008 and remain friends. His house is on the way and it was a good chance to catch up. No masks, just handshakes and hugs. It was great to see our kids playing together, able to breathe, while we and our wives caught up. It was…normal.
A trip to Mackinac Island sealed the deal. It’s traditionally tough to get on the island in summer, and by “tough” I mean crowded. We only went over for the day, to get a sense of how the economy was recovering – a holiday weekend with great weather. It was actually quite nice. The same was true for Traverse City, another tourist Mecca, especially during the National Cherry Festival.
It still exists, that real America .. just real people with jobs and families simply going about their business the way adults always have, at least before last year.
I don’t know how that will translate when it comes to voting next year or in three years, but every political sign I saw, and I mean every single one, was a Trump sign still up and clearly maintained.
Real America is back.
Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.
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Blaming 'climate change' .. Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has asked residents and businesses to cut their water use by 15 percent as the state faces an ongoing drought. Facing an upcoming recall election, Newsome said;
"The hots are getting hotter & the dries are getting drier - that is the reality of climate change."
The new state of emergency adds to Newsom’s still-existent emergency COVID powers, which he extended back in May. While all Californians across the state are being asked to reduce water consumption, large Democrat-led cities including Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco are not included under the emergency proclamation. MORE
"Maintaining basic order and the rule of law is the first duty of government; a healthy society depends on people feeling secure. Secure people are free to pursue their dreams. Florida is America’s freest state, according to a Cato Institute survey: No. 1 in fiscal freedom, No. 1 in educational freedom."
Life can vary greatly in America depending on where you sit. Those differences are growing into a chasm of philosophical and practical contrasts between two basic models for the American future. On many critical questions facing our culture, our economy and our society, California and Florida offer radically different answers.
Call them the California Way or the Florida Way.
- Should lots of new housing be built in the interest of affordability? California says no, Florida says yes.
- Should homeless people be allowed to turn public spaces into tent cities? California says yes, Florida says no.
- Should public elementary schools teach critical race theory? California says yes, Florida says no.
- Should gas be $4 a gallon? California says yes, Florida says no.
- Should biological males be allowed to dominate girls’ sports? Florida says no. California not only says yes, but it is trolling Florida by forbidding its employees to take state-funded trips to Florida, as well as 16 other states.
People are voting on all of this with their U-Hauls. California’s population in 2020 shrank for the first time ever, by 180,000 people, whereas Florida had the second-highest increase in population, after Texas.
During the pandemic, California introduced some of the harshest lockdown measures in the country, crashing its economy, while Florida was among the first states to begin reopening, way back in May of 2020, and has been almost entirely open since September.
It wasn’t long ago that America looked to California for guidance; even Ronald Reagan implicitly promised to spread the California way across the nation. Now California is a model only for dysfunction.