Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has now spoken up to start advocating for the breaking up of the consolidated heavy presence of the federal government in Washington, D.C., by moving the agencies all over the country.
As the person that is widely considered to be a GOP primary frontrunner should he elect to toss his hat in as a possible candidate for the 2024 presidential race, DeSantis offered up a vision for the country as part of an interview with Salena Zito with the New York Post.
“Too much power has accumulated in D.C. and the result is a detached administrative state that rules over us and imposes its will on us,” stated DeSantis. “While there are a host of things that need to be done to re-constitutionalize government, parceling out federal agencies to other parts of the country could help reduce the negative effects of this accumulation of power.”
DeSantis, who previously served as a U.S. congressman before handily winning his re-election campaign as Florida governor this past year, has not formally declared his intent to run for the White House, but she is increasingly taking on the mantle of being a national leader for the Republican Party.
“I don’t promise things I can’t deliver,” stated DeSantis, which the publication highlighted was in reference to his efforts to bar woke topics from taking root in schools.
“Virtually every major institution in our country is attempting to impose a ‘progressive’ agenda on society,” stated DeSantis. “Florida strives to protect the ability of its citizens to live their lives free from this agenda being shoved down their throats.”
At the start of February, DeSantis announced a “Framework for Freedom Budget” proposal in which he stated that he would work as a model for the rest of the country. One statement from the governor’s office stated that this new proposal “builds on Florida’s successes” about issues which range from the economy, protecting the environment, parents’ and teachers’ rights, and national disaster preparedness.
“Florida’s focus on freedom has led us to outpace the nation on all fronts,” stated DeSantis. “Through the Framework for Freedom Budget, we are establishing freedom first policies to benefit Florida workers and families and to provide a framework for future prosperity. Florida will fight against federal headwinds by putting forth sound fiscal policies that keep more money in the pockets of Floridians. Our budget proposal not only builds on the successes of the past four years, but ensures that Florida will continue to thrive.”
In another move which could be seen as the governor nodding to the future ambitions of the governor, DeSantis has a book called, “The Courage to Be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Survival,” which is slated to be released on the 28th of February.
“The Florida Blueprint is a simple formula: be willing to lead, have the courage of your convictions, deliver for your constituents, and reap the political rewards,” he stated, according to an excerpt that ended up being published by the New York Post. “This is a blueprint for America’s revival. We’ve shown it can be done.”