These anti-democratic policies are also affecting Collier County, where our County Commissioners and school board (a non-partisan body of professional educators that was taken over by partisan Republican loyalists in the last election) encourage many of these same tactics on a local level. Loyalists benefit while all disagreement is marginalized and stamped out.
In Florida, you’re ‘free’ if you are a wealthy, white, Christian, heterosexual, male loyal to DeSantis and the Republican Party. For everyone else, freedom is meted out according to the latest culture war legislation from a group of far-right extremists dictating their version of “freedom.”
This is not remotely the freedom for all that our founders fought for and immortalized in our Constitution.
To fight these culture-war policies that deflect from the REAL issues affecting Floridians: affordable housing, environment, gun safety, housing insurance, education, reproductive freedom, and more…
We need EVERY DOLLAR and EVERY VOTE!