Ron Desantis is doing a phenomenal job as the Governor of Florida. As of Monday this week, two new bills were written and signed in the state. The new Florida laws further stand against communism and its influence on our country.
In a press conference, Ron Desantis spoke out introducing the new bills and why he signed them into law. According to an article in Newsmax, Desantis declared, “All we are doing today is saying enough is enough. We have to start fighting back. Florida is doing that.”
The first of the two new Florida bills bans connection or funding from adversary communist nations into our public institutions. Any direct deals between foreign governments and our school systems or public entities will now be illegal. This would ban the likes of the Confucius Institute and many of the Chinese funded programs that have been slithering through the state and our nation. These programs were designed for cross cultural exchanges in theory. However, they often end up teaching our children why they should hate and stand against the United States. In a massive step forward, this will now be entirely illegal in the state of Florida.
According to Newsweek, Ron states that “The first bill that I signed today safeguards our public institutions from undue foreign influence and that means prohibiting agreements between public entities and the Communist Party of China or Cuba or any of these malignant forces.”
The second bill sets any trafficking of intellectual property or trade secrets from the United States to any foreign nation as illegal. It also makes it a punishable criminal offense under state law.
“Anyone who willfully, without authorization, steals or attempts to steal a trade secret and uses it for their own benefit will now face a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison,” Desantis said during a press conference in Miami about the new laws.
Even further, anyone who attempts to sell these trade secrets for a profit will face an increased penalty. Typically, only the Federal Government handles this kind of crime. But the new laws give Florida the power to step up on their own and take action against any nation trying to steal or manipulate U.S. property, information, or individuals.
During the press conference, DeSantis went on to clarify his position on why the bills were written into law.
“If you look right now, there is no single entity that exercises a more pervasive, nefarious influence across a wide range of American industries and institutions than the Communist Party of China.” He continued, “The idea was to try to whitewash the role of the CCP in this virus and it wasn’t just WHO (the World Health Organization), it wasn’t just bureaucracies. You saw the academic community largely circle the wagons and defend the CCP.”
Seems like Florida is continuing to lead the way for a return of common-sense law. Maybe this will help inspire other states and agencies across the nation to stand for the same and help protect our people from those who wish to tear us apart.
Now the new question seems to be, should Ron Desantis run for President? With or without Trump? Or should he stay here and keep making Florida one of the best states to live in?
Only time will tell. But for the moment, there doesn’t seem to be anyone else making as much of an impactful stand for the people of America like he is. I’ve written it before and I will write it again as time continues forward, but thanks Ron. The people who are paying attention truly appreciate what you are doing.