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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: Behaving Like a Fascist Dictator

Florida Republicans Push State Into Full Blown Fascism

Description from Youtube: “Republican-controlled Florida legislature has passed a bill that would force college professors to be recorded in the state, and once a year they would be forced to undergo questioning about their personal political beliefs. Many students would also be subjected to the same kind of questioning. This is actual fascism in the United States, and the Republicans in Florida say that they are doing this to stomp out “cancel culture.”


Ron DeSantis Gives Himself Even More Power To Rig Florida Elections

Florida’s authoritarian Republican governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill into law giving him control over a new Election Police Force. But that’s just the beginning of what this sweeping new legislation will do, and the rest of the bill is actually even worse than the police force. Voter rolls will have to be “cleaned up” every single year, which is a code for purging voters. And common Get Out The Vote tactics will also now be illegal. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains how this bill will officially make Florida a permanent red state.


DeSantis Proves An Apt Student Of Trump-Style Bully Politics

Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history at New York University, talks with Ali Velshi about the next generation of Trump Republican as modeled in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis



  • Anti-choice Laws against Women’s Rights
  • Passed “Don’t say Gay” Law which doesn’t fix any existing problems. This is a “Solution in Search of a Problem” and more unnecessary BIG Government regulations which will make teachers jobs more difficult.
  • Passed Laws making protesting a felony. Another “Solution in Search of a Problem” law because there’s been no instances of “protesting” which caused property destruction in Florida. This law was passed to SILENCE and INTIMIDATE anyone who dare protest and raise objections to Republican’s Oppression (similar to laws in Russia and North Korea)
  • DeSantis has publicly called for putting cameras and microphones into classrooms to monitor teachers. He wants more surveillance in every part of our lives — empowering legislators to police classrooms, doctor’s offices, the workplace.
  • Passed laws making it legal to run over and KILL protestors
  • Laws limiting what can be discussed in classrooms
  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed transgender athlete discrimination bill into law (Jun 2, 2021)
  • Florida Anti-Free Speech Law will Survey University Students and Faculty About their Political Beliefs
  • Rigging Elections by Gerrymandering, Decreasing the number of Days and Hours  people can Vote, Purging Minorities off Voters Rolls, Decreasing Drop-boxes, Decreasing Voting Machines  in Urban areas, Limiting Polling locations / hours, Making it harder to Vote by Mail
  • Voting Police – Florida Republicans proposed a police unit dedicated to hunting voter fraud when only 3 cases where found during the 2020 election in retirement community called the villages. all of which voted for Republican Trump
  • Desantis wants his own Florida State Guard, a paramilitary force disbanded in 1947. Unlike the FL Guard, the FSG will answer solely to Governor DeSantis. No federal deployments. No federal missions. No federal dollars.
  • Desantis fought for and was given the authority to redraw Congressional districts to rig elections in Republican’s favor so they can’t be voted out or removed from office. Rigging elections for one-party rule is one of the hallmarks of Anti-Democratic Fascist Regimes
  • Furious that Disney spoke out against Republicans ridiculous “Don’t say Gay” law, Ron Desantis announced plans to retaliate by stripping Walt Disney World of the special taxing district that independently governs. This is the stuff of Nixon’s enemies list and anti-democratic Fascist Authoritarian dictators.


This videos gives insight into the oppressive laws Republicans has been passing in recent years and how Russia exemplifies many of the same anti-democratic ideals and values held by Republicans.

The United States will become as oppressive as Putin’s Russia unless Republicans are STOPPED by Voting them Out of Office.


Furious that Disney spoke out against Republicans ridiculous “Don’t say Gay” law, anti-democratic, fascist wanna-be dictator Ron Desantis plans to Punish Disney which will cost local residents (as detailed in the above video).

Description from Youtube: “During a special session of the state legislature on Wednesday, Florida Republicans voted to strip the Disney Corporation of their “self-governing” status that has been in place for over half a century. While Republicans are celebrating the move, the public is left unaware that they are about to pay for this”.


“Punishes those who dare speak out against his OPPRESSION”


‘A Solution In Search Of A Problem’: DeSantis Goes After Disney’s Special Status

Fallout over Florida’s controversial new law that critics have called the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill continues. This is another example of how Republicans focus on divisive social issues instead of governing and actually doing things to improve people’s lives. Republicans ridiculous “Don’t say Gay” law which is ‘A Solution In Search Of A Problem’. This law doesn’t fix any existing problems… it’s more unnecessary Republican Fascist BIG GOVERNMENT legislation to enslave and regulate every aspect of people’s lives.


DeSantis unleashes vengeance on Disney. This is the stuff of Nixon’s enemies list | Editorial

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Editorials and other Opinion content offer perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent from the work of our newsroom reporters. In an act of pure vengeance, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis used his powers last week to expand the legislative special session and strip Walt Disney World of the special taxing district that independently governs it.

Per the above article: “In an act of pure vengeance, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he was using his powers to expand this week’s special session in a push to strip Walt Disney World of the special taxing district that independently governs it. It’s clear that the governor has been nursing a towering grudge against Disney ever since the company had the nerve to listen to its employees and — belatedly, but rightly — speak out against the “Don’t say gay” bill, withholding political campaign contributions in Florida. And it may be that the taxing district, which has been around since 1967 and encompasses two cities, is an outdated concept. The district functions much like a government, with the ability to issue tax-free bonds, provide police and fire service and, notably, build its own nuclear power plant”.

“This is the stuff of Richard Nixon and his enemies list. For those who may not remember, the country’s 37th president kept a list of enemies that was revealed during the Watergate scandal. Its purpose, according to Nixon’s assistant in a 1971 memo, was to plan “how we can use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies.” And that’s what’s going on here”.

“He’s covering his tracks, though with the most transparent of excuses, by saying that he wants the Legislature to consider getting rid of all special taxing districts that were enacted before 1968 and haven’t been reestablished since. So far it looks like that would include just a handful of districts along with Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District. House Speaker Chris Sprowls defended the governor’s move, saying the House has long contemplated this action. That doesn’t pass the smell test. In the war between Disney and DeSantis, this isn’t a grenade, it’s a precision missile strike, and it’s aimed right at Central Florida”.

“Back in 1971, Nixon’s list had 20 names on it. Over the next few years, it grew to 576 names. We all know how that ended. Now we have DeSantis’ frightening misuse of power. It must stop here, and that starts with lawmakers stiffening their backbones. Today, it’s Disney. Tomorrow, who knows?”


Anti-democratic, Fascist, Power Hungry Republicans are labeling anyone who disagrees with them as “Groomers” and Pedophiles”


“Ron DeSantis’ Wish To Be Supreme Dictator Of Florida About To Come True”

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has finally won, and the state legislature agreed this week to allow him to have absolute control over the state by giving him the authority to redraw Congressional districts. This power is reserved only for the state legislature, but after a lengthy battle with the authoritarian DeSantis, the legislature gave up and let him have his way.

This is an election rigging tactic similar to how Right-Wingers turned Hungary into a anti-democratic authoritarian fascist one-party-rule dictatorship where elections & the courts are rigged, all of the media is state controlled and Propaganda is seen everywhere.


Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) signed a bill that bans abortions performed after 15 weeks without exceptions for rape, incest or human trafficking. Passing laws of oppression and taking away people’s freedom is Republicans TOP Priority… NOT pursuing policies and programs which help people.


New Florida law allows public college students and faculty to be surveyed on political beliefs

A new law that will go into effect on July 1 in Florida will allow the state to survey students, faculty and staff at public universities on their political beliefs. Proponents say it will help ensure “intellectual diversity.”  This is another example of radical anti-democratic fascist authoritarianism by Republicans


DeSantis Signs Bill Requiring Colleges To Survey Student, Faculty Beliefs

The government has NO BUSINESS monitoring or interfering with what is taught at Universities. This is the type of “BIG BROTHER” behavior you find in Anti-Democratic Fascist Authoritarian Dictatorships like Russia, China, North Korea and Banana Republics.


Ron DeSantis wants to form an election security police force

Anti-democratic Authoritarian Fascist Republican, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing the creation of an election security force to monitor elections in the state, when there were only 2 confirmed cases of election fraud, both committed by Republicans in the Villages retirement community. DeSantis should move to Russia, China or North Korea. He’d fit right in with those Anti-democratic Authoritarian Fascist bastards.


Ron DeSantis’ Election Police Power Will Backfire On Republicans

Florida’s authoritarian governor Ron DeSantis will soon have his very own “election police force” that will report directly to him. The alleged reason this is needed in Florida is to stamp out voter fraud, but Republicans need to be careful what they wish for. Most of the voter fraud cases that have been found in the state were elderly Republicans, and when this becomes a public spectacle, Republicans will be the ones looking bad.


Florida Employees Threatened With Demotions If They Criticize Ron DeSantis

State employees in Florida have been sounding the alarm bells about the quasi-dictatorship that they are working for, with multiple individuals saying that they have been threatened with demotions if they criticize Republican governor Ron DeSantis’s COVID policies. They are living in fear, as one employee put it, and they feel like they have no one to turn to.


Similar to Florida Employees being threatened if they criticize Ron DeSantis, during the invasion of Ukraine, Russia passed a law which would put people in prison for up to 15 years for criticizing Putin and Russia’s policies. It’s easy to see that Republicans are headed in this direction and would not hesitate to be just as extreme if given the opportunity. Right-wingers around the world are all the same… it’s in the DNA to be authoritarians who want to control every aspect of people’s lives.


Florida Gov signs law requiring students, faculty be asked their political beliefs

Story at a glance Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed HB 233 Tuesday. The legislation will require public universities to survey students and staff annually about their beliefs to assess “viewpoint diversity” on campuses. The bill does not specifically say what will be done with survey results, but DeSantis suggested budget cuts could be imminent if universities and colleges are found to be “indoctrinating” students.

Per the above article;  Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed HB 233 Tuesday. The legislation will require public universities to survey students and staff annually about their beliefs to assess “viewpoint diversity” on campuses. The bill does not specifically say what will be done with survey results, but DeSantis suggested budget cuts could be imminent if universities and colleges are found to be “indoctrinating” students.

Under House Bill 233, surveys would be conducted annually on campuses to assess viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom, and determine “the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented,” and whether students and faculty “feel free to express beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom.”

The legislation, which goes into effect July 1 2021, also aims to ensure students are being shown ideas that they “may disagree with or find uncomfortable.”

The measure was among three education bills signed by DeSantis Tuesday. Other measures included an expansion of civics education for K-12 schools, including instruction about the perils of communist and totalitarian governments.


Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried compared Gov. Ron DeSantis to Adolf Hitler during a recent interview. Fried, a Democrat who is running for governor in 2022, made the remarks during Friday’s edition of The Florida Roundup podcast.  Co-host Melissa Ross, a reporter for Jacksonville public radio station WJCT, asked Fried about her past references comparing DeSantis to an “authoritarian dictator.”


“He is doing everything possible to take power away from local governments, taking away people’s abilities to protest, making it harder to vote, talking about, you know, banning books,” Fried said. “That’s what dictators do. Instead of listening and trying to govern with the people, he is trying to govern over the people, and, you know, that, I’m sorry, I’m a student of history, too. I saw the rise of Hitler.”

“This governor is doing it for the sole purposes of power and doing so to make fear and to instill that, to blame people for what is happening in their lives, blaming certain parts of our society and culture, and that’s exactly what Hitler did to the Jews back during World War II.”

Fried proclaimed that DeSantis was “not fit to serve” after the state allowed as many as 1 million at-home COVID-19 test kits to expire. DeSantis has said the demand wasn’t there at the time before the omicron surge in Florida led to long lines at testing sites throughout the state.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signs transgender athlete bill into law

Florida is the latest state to ban transgender women and girls from playing on female sports teams in public high schools after states across the country have considered hundreds of bills this year that target transgender students. NBC News’ Jo Yurcaba breaks down how these bills could impact the transgender community and what legal challenges lawmakers are facing.

The people standing behind DeSantis, approving of him signing these outrageous, regressive, oppressive, Anti-Democratic Fascist laws are SCUM OF THE EARTH.


Florida Republican Governor DeSantis signs Anti-Democratic Voter Suppression Law… Behaves like Authoritarian Fascist Dictator by shutting out reporters from Election Bill signing


This Floridian is NOT COOL with the GOP’s voter restrictions

“What bothers me about these lies is not only does it make people question how our systems work, but it makes people not want to work in the system.”


Florida Republicans Create A Poll Tax To Keep People From Voting

After a vast majority of Florida voters passed an amendment this past November giving former felons their right to vote back, Florida Republicans went into hyperdrive to prevent these men and women from getting their rights back. They’ve now instituted what amounts to a modern-day poll tax to prevent 1.4 million new voters from going to the polls.


Citizens overwhelming voted for Amendment 4 to restore the right of convicted felons the right to vote. Florida Republicans response was to thwart the “will of the people” by passing SB7066, a poll tax law that restricts Amendment 4, ignoring the will of over 5 million Floridians who voted for Amendment 4 and puts a price tag on the right to vote for hundreds of thousands of people.

Florida Republicans passing a law to thwart the will of the people is another example of how Republicans are Anti-democratic Fascist Banana Republic Authoritarians


Republicans’ Emails Prove Florida Voting Law Was All About Suppressing Democratic Voters

Emails and text messages obtained by Politico by Republican lawmakers in Florida have provided proof that the state’s recent voter suppression bill – signed by Governor Ron DeSantis in an exclusive event aired on Fox News – was only about suppressing Democratic votes and NOT about rooting out fraud. This isn’t a surprise to anyone on the Left, but the emails could easily help lawsuits seeking to get the law thrown out.


‘Moral Imperative’: John Legend On Fight To Stop Modern-Day Poll Tax In Florida

John Legend on push to restore voting rights in Florida: “We’re going to literally pay off some of these fees and fines and free the vote for thousands more people. We believe this is a moral imperative to include as many people as possible in our democracy.” Aired on 09/23/2020.


Civil Rights Groups Sue Florida After DeSantis Signs ‘Voter Suppression Bill’ Into Law

Florida-based civil rights groups sued state and local election officials Thursday to block new restrictive voting measures immediately after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed them into law, arguing the new requirements will disenfranchise voters including voters of color, seniors and younger voters.


Florida AG calls for criminal inquiry into Bloomberg’s $16M felon voter donation

The move comes just two weeks before Florida’s voter registration deadline and 12 days after a federal appeals court upheld a restrictive new state law that requires former felons to clear court debts before registering to vote.

Seems to me that if Michael Bloomberg wants to help convicted felons restore their right to vote there should be nothing wrong with it. Also seems the REAL reason Florida Republicans want to go after Michael Bloomberg for helping felons restore their right to vote is because it nullifies Republicans efforts to obstruct thousands of people from voting who aren’t likely to vote for THEM.


Republicans don’t believe in Democracy… to them, is about winning and maintaining power at all costs. This is why Putin helped Trump and Republicans get elected in 2016… because Republicans Anti-Democratic Fascist Authoritarian policies and tactics aligns well with Ruthless, Murderous Dictators like Putin.


Former FL GOP chair says ‘right-wing crazies’ want to suppress black vote

Former Florida Republican Party Chair Jim Greer testified in a lawsuit filed against his former party that “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies” wanted to suppress the black vote through Voter ID and tactics like current state Gov. Rick Scott’s efforts to purge voter rolls.

Jim Greer, stated “I sat in on many meetings where it was discussed how to make sure what happened in 2008, when Obama brought out the college-aged voters, the minority voters, never happened again”.


91-Year-Old Decorated WWII Veteran Targeted By Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Voter Purge

Florida Republicans took voter suppression to brazen extremes. After the 2010 election, Republican Gov. Rick Scott instructed Secretary of State Ken Browning to compile a massive database of alleged “non-citizen” voters. This resulted in a 91-year-old World War II veteran who won a Bronze star being told by the state of Florida to prove he is a citizen or be removed from voter roll.


A Tea Partier admits Republicans don’t want people to vote who isn’t likely to vote for them


Florida Enacts Sweeping Voter Suppression Law

On Thursday, Flor­ida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law S.B. 90, an omni­bus voter suppres­sion bill that will make it harder for Flor­idi­ans to vote. It’s worth taking a step back to note that after last year’s general elec­tions, Flor­id­a’s offi­cials touted their elec­tion process as a great success.

Per the above article: “Florida Enacts Sweeping Voter Suppression Law. The law imposes new restrictions on mail voting, makes voter registration more difficult, and modifies rules for observers in ways that could disrupt election administration”.


Florida Republicans Make Protesting Illegal

With the passage of an anti-protest law, Joy says, “DeSantis is actually governing like the former Alabama Governor … George Wallace made no secret of what he would do to protesters if they were lying in the street in front of his car.”


Gov. Ron DeSantis & Florida Republican passes a law that could create harshest punishments for protesters in the nation.


Florida passes law to make Protesting Illegal


CBS NEWS: Florida Republicans want take away peoples right to peacefully protest with Anti-Democratic Authoritarian “Rioting Bill” to quash Freedom of Speech.

Saying it is designed to quash the voices of Black and brown people, Florida Democratic lawmakers on Monday excoriated a proposal pushed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and legislative leaders aimed at cracking down on violent protests.


WJXT NEWS 4: Florida activists push back against proposed increased punishment for protesters

A day after Gov. Ron DeSantis rolled out a legislative package aimed at cracking down on protesters by creating a host of new crimes, a group of Florida civil-rights activists on Tuesday came out strong against the proposed laws.


‘Rally to Save Protesting’: March for our Lives Florida rallies against DeSantis’ ‘anti-riot’ bill


Florida Senate passes controversial ‘anti-riot’ bill pushed in wake of Black Lives Matter protests

The Florida Senate on Thursday passed, largely along party lines, a controversial anti-riot bill that was pushed by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests last summer. The bill would increase criminal penalties for assaulting law enforcement officials while engaging in a “riot” and defacing monuments and other public property during riots.

Per the above article; “The Florida Senate on Thursday passed, largely along party lines, a controversial anti-riot bill that was pushed by GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests last summer.

The bill would increase criminal penalties for assaulting law enforcement officials while engaging in a “riot” and defacing monuments and other public property during riots. It would also penalize local governments that interfere with law enforcement efforts to contain riots and set up a citizen’s appeal process when cities and counties try to reduce police budgets in response to riots.

The final vote in the Senate was 23-17, with one Republican voting with Democrats in opposition. The bill passed the GOP-controlled House in late March. Democratic legislators argue that it would create a chilling effect on First Amendment rights and restrict political dissent”.

“This legislation strikes the appropriate balance of safeguarding every Floridian’s constitutional right to peacefully assemble, while ensuring that those who hide behind peaceful protest to cause violence in our communities will be punished,” DeSantis said in a statement”.

DeSantis statement; “This legislation strikes the appropriate balance of safeguarding every Floridian’s constitutional right to peacefully assemble” is total BS. The criminal penalties in the bill PROVES his statement is BS.


Trump Loving Florida Governor Makes It LEGAL To Kill Protestors

Under a proposed piece of legislation from Ron DeSantis, the Trump-loving governor of Florida, it would be legal for citizens to run over protestors without any fear of prosecution, as long as the protestor was in the street. This is a direct attack on the First Amendment of the United States, and DeSantis is merely trying to give voters the impression that things are out of control in the state. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why DeSantis is doing this.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the Stop Social Media Censorship Act, SB 7072, that would make it illegal to ban public officials from social media sites. The law was almost immediately stricken down by a Federal Judge who stated parts of the legislation violate federal law.

“This is so obviously unconstitutional, you wouldn’t even put it on an exam,” said A. Michael Froomkin, a law professor at the University of Miami. Under well established Supreme Court precedent, the First Amendment prohibits private entities from being forced to publish or broadcast someone else’s speech. Prohibiting “deplatforming” of political candidates would likely be construed as an unconstitutional must-carry provision. “This law looks like a political freebie,” Froomkin said. “You get to pander, and nothing bad happens, because there’s no chance this will survive in court.”

“The Constitution isn’t the only problem for the new law. It also conflicts with Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law that generally holds online platforms immune from liability over their content moderation decisions. Section 230 has become an object of resentment on both sides of the political aisle, but for different reasons. Liberals tend to think the law lets online platforms get away with leaving too much harmful material up. Conservative critics, on the other hand, argue that it lets them get away with taking too much stuff down—and, worse, that it allows them to censor conservatives under the guise of content moderation”. [source: wired.com/story/florida-new-social-media-law-laughed-out-of-court]






Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism – Article by Dr. Lawrence Britt

1. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights – Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, long incarcerations of prisoners, etc.

2. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause – The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

3. Supremacy of the Military – Even when there are widespread domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.

4. Rampant Sexism – The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed and the state is represented as the ultimate guardian of the family institution.

5. Controlled Mass Media – Sometimes to media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation, or sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Censorship, especially in war time, is very common.

6. Obsession with National Security – Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.

7. Religion and Government are Intertwined – Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.

8. Corporate Power is Protected – The industrial and business aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.

9. Labor Power is Suppressed – Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.

10. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts – Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts and letters is openly attacked.

11. Obsession with Crime and Punishment – Under fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.

12. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption – Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.

13. Manipulate & Control elections – Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by smear campaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate & control elections.


14. Powerful and Continuing Nationalism – Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Similar to Islamic ISIS Terrorist, flags are seen everywhere, as flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.






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