It goes without saying at this point, but given the sensitive nature of our national conversation today, it bares repeating: Governor Ron DeSantis is perhaps the only elected official remaining willing to fight hard against federal government overreach.
At a time when more and more Americans are clamoring for government, begging for more top-down control, DeSantis has transformed his state into a safe haven for those of us who simply want to be free from it all.
Florida has become a state where Americans can live freely absent of liberal feel-good hand holding and unabashed subversion of reality; a place where you’re free to say, feel and live precisely how you wish, unencumbered by thought police from liberal corporate elite.
Now, the Florida Governor is proposing to cut off the federal government from massive overreach with a revival of a state guard.
DeSantis announced a $3.5 million proposal to resurrect the civilian military force first used during World War II as the National Guard’s ranks were depleted due to the war effort. If the proposal is adopted, Florida would become the 23rd state with a state guard.
DeSantis pushed reviving the state guard to lessen Florida’s reliance on resources from the federal government in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or flooding. The state guard could also assist Florida law enforcement in policing protests or cracking down on riots.
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DeSantis’ proposal to form a state guard comes as the Biden administration cracks down on National Guardsmen who are resisting the federal government’s vaccine mandates for the military. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has directed that National Guardsmen who remain unvaccinated will be barred from participating in the training needed to maintain their station.
DeSantis’ proposal is being made along with a batch of others worth over $100 million to support the Florida National Guard and revive the state guard. DeSantis’ office outlined the proposed funding measures in a press release:
- $87.5 million to expand the existing readiness center in Miramar and to establish three new armories in Homestead, Gainesville and Malabar
- $8.9 million for existing armory maintenance
- $2.2 million for a new headquarters for the National Guard Counter Drug Program
- $5.1 million to support Florida National Guardsmen seeking higher-education degrees and
- $3.5 million to establish the Florida State Guard
This proposal has sent shockwaves throughout conservative-leaning states who’s residents have reached their limit with federal government overreach.
One can’t help but to fantasize about a future where certain states have completely cut the federal umbilical cord. A pipe dream, perhaps, but that level of freedom is worth fighting for.
Author: Asa McCue