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Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’s aware that Joe Biden’s administration has been flying illegal aliens into Florida, and he has a brilliant idea that he thinks will make it stop.
DeSantis slammed Biden and said he will put the illegal aliens on buses and ship them to Biden’s home state of Delaware.
“There’s no notification to the state of Florida,” DeSantis said. “These are done mostly in the middle of the night. And it’s clandestine. And we really have no say in it. … I know when we initially got wind of this, it wasn’t through normal channels, it’s people in the federal government who are effectively leaking this to us so that we have a heads up on it.”
“The President has said that basically, they want to even pay reparations to people who came illegally, just think about that,” DeSantis said.
“You as an American, you get higher gas prices, you get higher grocery bills, you get told basically, to just grin and bear it, someone breaks the law, comes illegally, and they’re going to cut him a check for hundreds of thousands of dollars. That is just unbelievable. But that’s what we’re dealing with,” he added.
“You know, my view would be, why don’t we, if they’re going to come here, you know, we’ll provide buses,” DeSantis said.
He added: “I will send them to Delaware and do that. I mean, if he’s not going to support the border being secured, then he should be able to have everyone there. So, we will do whatever we can in that regard. And we are absolutely going to do everything we can.”
Last month, DeSantis introduced the Stop Wrongs Against Our Kids and Employees Act, which he described as an effort to combat the “overwhelming movement” of “corporate sanctioned racism” in the Sunshine State.
During a press conference introducing the bill, DeSantis delivered a powerful statement against Critical Race Theory being forced in public schools and corporations across the nation.
While speaking about the Stop W.O.K.E Act, DeSantis said: “No taxpayer dollars should be used to teach our kids to hate our country or to hate each other.”
DeSantis said the legislation would give “parents a private right of action to be able to enforce the prohibition on CRT and they get to recover attorneys’ fees,” adding, “A lot of times, these people will fear lawsuits more than a fine from the state Department of Education because when you do a lawsuit, you get discovery.”
The bill would also “defund any money for K-12 or higher ed going to CRT consultants.”
“I think it’s important to say, what are we doing positively in terms of what we want to be in our schools. I think we’ve done more than any other state to place a renewed emphasis on American civics and teaching kids about the Constitution and what it means to be an American. And we’ve been able to get requirements back into the high schools, which is very important,” DeSantis said.
“We have the ability and we’ll be doing exams when people leave school, which will be like a citizenship exam that naturalized citizens have to take because at the end of the day, everybody that comes through our school system, some of them will go into a variety of different fields but everyone’s going to be an American citizen, and they’re going to have duties and responsibilities. And they need to understand what that means and they need to understand the principles that our country was founded upon,” he added.
“So we want all our students to understand: why was our country founded? What were some of the key ideas that made us different?” he asked rhetorically. “For example, our founding fathers said that we are endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights. The rights do not come from the government. So these are natural rights, and we create a Constitutional system not to give us rights, but to protect the rights that we already have.”
“I think what you see now with the rise of this woke ideology is an attempt to really delegitimize our history and to delegitimize our institutions,” he declared.
“I view the wokeness as a form of cultural Marxism. … They really want to tear at the fabric of our society and our culture and things that we’ve taken for granted, like the ability of parents to direct the upbringing of their kids. So this is really, really significant, and when you see these things throughout the country, where they take down a Thomas Jefferson statue in New York City or they take down Abraham Lincoln in Massachusetts or they take George Washington’s name off schools in California, that is an attempt to erase history,” he said.
“And so we have a responsibility to stand for the truth, to stand for what’s right. … We have to protect our kids from some very pernicious ideologies that are trying to be forced upon them all across the country,” he stated.