By Duncan Smith
There isn’t much talk about actual secession these days — yet — but our country is bifurcating nevertheless along political, social, and cultural lines.
Red states continue to give their residents back their freedom and protect their liberties as the COVID pandemic recedes, while blue states continue to keep their citizens under their thumb.
Blue states are trickling out smidges of freedom while red states are unloading it by the Constitution-full.
GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Republican-controlled legislature are working overtime to return their state to normal.
At the same time, DeSantis is making sure that his residents remain free.
No wonder Americans are flocking to there.
Bay News 9 reports:
The announcement was made Monday morning while DeSantis was visiting St. Petersburg.
DeSantis said while COVID isn't over, the need for emergency rules is.
The bill the governor signed Monday gives him the ability to override local emergency orders like the ones passed throughout Florida after the pandemic began.
It does not take effect until July 1, but DeSantis said his executive order suspends local ordinances immediately.
'I think that's the evidence-based thing to do. I think folks that are saying that they need to be policing people at this point, if you're saying that you really are saying you don't believe in the vaccine, you don't believe in the data, you don't believe the science,' he said. 'We've embraced the vaccine, we've embraced the science.'
'The bill ensures that neither the state or local governments can close businesses or keep kids out of in-personal instruction unless they satisfy a demanding and continuous justification,' the governor said.
DeSantis is being talked about in conversations regarding top GOP presidential contenders in 2024. That’s a good thing; our country could use his leadership.
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