This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he was going to reactivate the civilian-military force in Florida.
The Florida State Guard will be a volunteer organization, funded by state dollars, that can quickly mobilize during crises.
The liberal media, of course, jumped to very wrong conclusions, which led to an unlikely source sticking up for DeSantis.
The Florida State Guard
To be clear, this is far from an original idea.
Many states have a similar force in place, including many blue states, as did Florida at one time.
Rather than wait for federal help, DeSantis plans on using the force to be a quick reactionary squad during times of crisis.
He stated, “We want to make sure that we have the flexibility and the ability needed to respond to events in our state in the most effective way possible. That will require us to have access and be able to use support in ways that are not encumbered by the federal government or don’t require federal government.
“So I’m going to be recommending in the budget $3.5 million to re-establish the Florida State Guard.
“The Florida State Guard will act as a civilian volunteer force that will have the ability to assist the National Guard and state-specific emergencies.”
The media made him out to be some type of dictator, with MSNBC’s Joy Reid responded to the news, stating, “So… y’all know this is fascisty bananas, right…?”
She was far from the only one, however, with liberal SiriusXM radio host Dean Obeidallah adding, “WOW: GOP Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis wants to form a personal militia like the ‘political’ leaders in Iraq have. It would be a militia that only answers to him. This is the beginning of a ‘Red Army’ as the GOP prepares for war. Literally.”
Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson piled on, stating, “And that, children, was the genesis of Florida’s nuclear weapons program.”
Sarah Silverman, a known liberal, told them all to dial it down, stating, “Please read the article before you post this stuff you’re a news outlet. The truth has to matter.”
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) December 3, 2021
DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw also hit back at the bogus narratives, stating, “Today, ‘DeSantis’ was trending on Twitter alongside ‘Gestapo.’ This is a result of sensationalist false narratives pushed by irresponsible journalists.
“The fact is that 22 other states already have a State Guard, like proposed for Florida. Calling them ‘Gestapo’ is disrespectful, not only to the service members who assist states in emergencies, but also to victims of the actual Gestapo.
“Corporate media’s super-spreaders of disinformation are desperate to score cheap political points against Governor DeSantis, but they aren’t fooling Floridians.
“Florida is the freest state in the country, because we have a governor who fights to defend our constitutional rights – even in the face of an unprecedented onslaught from the Biden Administration. Protecting citizens’ freedom to live their lives and make their own choices, as Governor DeSantis does, is the opposite of dictatorship.”
State-run media… it has fully arrived.
Source: Fox News