The crowd went wild for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis during a surprise appearance at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam Sunday night. DeSantis briefly addressed the thousands of music lovers in the audience during what he described as “largest concert held since the COVID-19 pandemic began last year.”
Governor DeSantis blasted government officials who locked-down everyone during the COVID Plandemic saying “Florida chose freedom over Faucism” and urging members of the audience to pressure their state officials to open up and drop the mask mandate. Video’s and pictures below:
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis used recent examples of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) influence to introduce legislation he is signing today that will “protect Florida’s higher education institutions and government from foreign influence and combat corporate espionage, keeping Florida’s intellectual property safe within the state’s boundaries.” There are two bills being signed in coordination with the overall effort: HB 7017 and HB 1523
The announcement video below gives an excellent look into the position of DeSantis as it pertains to China, the Wuhan Virus, and the manipulative influence of the Chinese Communist Party. If you have ten minutes, his remarks below are well worth watching.
FL GOVERNOR – […] “Make no mistake — China is a hostile foreign power, and every Governor has the responsibility to protect their education system, and every other entity within their purview, from the espionage and commercial theft undertaken by the Chinese Communist Party,” said Governor DeSantis. “While China remains the biggest threat, numerous countries are working to infiltrate our state and nation. By signing these bills today, we are taking action to ensure foreign adversaries will not have unfettered access to our schools, government, and companies. I want to thank Speaker Sprowls, President Simpson, Representatives Grall and Beltran, and Senators Diaz and Bradley for their hard work on these bills to protect Florida from these threats.” (LINK)
Highlights of HB 1523 (Combatting Corporate Espionage in Florida Act):
Creates new criminal offenses in Florida for the theft and trafficking of trade secrets.
Anyone who willfully and without authorization steals or attempts to steal a trade secret and use it for their own benefit will now face a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison. Individuals attempting to sell stolen trade secrets will face a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison
If an individual or entity violates this law on behalf of a foreign government, the penalties are severely enhanced — reclassifying the felony one degree higher and increasing the offense severity ranking.
Strengthens foreign financial connection vetting and disclosure requirements for entities seeking tax-payer funded grants or contracts from state agencies or political subdivisions.
Creates heightened scrutiny of research grant applicants, foreign applicants for research positions, and foreign travel or activities of employees of major research institutions.
Requires universities and colleges to disclose foreign donations and grants of $50,000 or more to the State University System Board of Governors or Department of Education. State agencies and political subdivisions are required to report foreign donations and grants of $50,000 or more to the Department of Financial Services.
Prohibits specific agreements between state/public entities and the seven countries of concern (Russia, PRC, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, Syria, and Venezuela).
Historic Chinese geopolitical policy, vis-a-vis their totalitarian control over political sentiment (action) and diplomacy through silence, is evident in the strategic use of the space between carefully chosen words, not just the words themselves.
Each time China takes aggressive action (red dragon) China projects a panda face through silence and non-response to opinion of that action;…. and the action continues. The red dragon has a tendency to say one necessary thing publicly, while manipulating another necessary thing privately. The Art of War.
President Trump was the first U.S. President to visibly show and confront how the red dragon hides behind the panda mask.
China has no cultural or political space between peace and war; they are a historic nation based on two points of polarity. They see peace and war as coexisting with each other.
China accepts and believes opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Flowing between these polar states is a natural dynamic to be used -with serious contemplation- in advancing objectives as needed.
Peace or war. Win or lose. Yin and Yang. Culturally there is no middle position in dealings with China; they are not constitutionally capable of understanding or valuing the western philosophy of mutual benefit where concession of terms gains a larger outcome. If it does not benefit China, it is not done. The outlook is simply, a polarity of peace or war. In politics or economics the same perspective is true. It is a zero-sum outlook.
Therefore, when you see China publicly use strong language in diplomatic terms – it indicates a level of internal disposition beyond the defined western angst. Big Panda immediately becomes Red Dragon; there is no mid-status or evolutionary phase.
This is essentially a no-brainer ticket option if President Trump decides to run for the presidency in 2024. During an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, President Trump says he would definitely consider Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a running mate should Trump decide to run again in 2024.
My suspicion of the shape of U.S. MAGA politics over the next two election cycles remains the same. First, Governor DeSantis will win re-election easily next year. Democrats will throw the Alinsky sink at him, but DeSantis is in a fantastic position for re-election; Democrats would be wasting their money… they know it.
Second, I still hold the outlook that President Trump is more likely to play the role of kingmaker in the MAGA GOP and endorse Ron DeSantis for President in 2024. Always the showman and keeping people interested in GOP politics, which intentionally starves the Democrats from political oxygen, President Trump will likely tease this out for the next few years…. but ultimately I see an endorsement for DeSantis with a massive MAGA campaign led by Trump rallies as the final outcome.
If he chooses not to run himself, and a lot of that will be determined by the feedback he gets from the grassroots MAGA movement when the Trump rallies restart, President Trump can easily clear the road for DeSantis in 2024…. and keep clearing away any opposition to the “America First” policy objectives by being the ultimate weapon in the arsenal of DeSantis with direct confrontation toward any/all political opposition.
Appreciation and respect for our military service-members are at the cornerstone of the Treehouse. Every day for over ten years we begin our daily prayers with our fallen national heroes in mind. Through the years we have also lost veteran members who are part of the Treehouse family. We have cried together, held time together and sometimes just quietly sat beside each-other to eliminate the loneliness…. No words needed.
However, we would also like the opportunity to share our appreciation this special weekend; and we want our veteran Treepers to know just how much they are valued and cherished.
Before we enter a day of solemn thoughtfulness and reflection, I would like to ask all military Treepers to stand and be recognized so that we may say “Thank You” this Memorial Day. If you, or a member of your family past or present, is a member of the veteran community, or if you have lost someone close who was a veteran, please share a brief hello.
To the extent you are comfortable, please stand and be recognized in the comments section so that we may honor you and your family.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is a rising star in the republican party mostly for his MAGA alignment and steadfast approach toward common sense governance. DeSantis has been a great leader for the state of Florida and has nationwide recognition for his leadership style and fearless approach toward confronting the bias in media.
At 42-years-old with three kids DeSantis really does work tirelessly on behalf of his state. He is well known for traveling almost every day to meet people in every area of the state while conducting official state business. Grounded in pragmatic conservative principles the Florida governor has a firm commitment to individual reliance, freedom and liberty; this outlook has been clear in his approach toward the COVID crisis.
Yesterday Governor DeSantis held a townhall event at The Villages, and went into more details about both his personal perspectives and his outlook on current political issues that concern the voting electorate. The townhall event hosted by Newsmax is a great opportunity to get to know DeSantis.
Governor Ron DeSantis appeared on Fox News this morning to highlight the economic success of Florida during the COVID crisis. As DeSantis notes because the state remained largely open the state did not need to touch its “Rainy Day Fund” to cover emergency expenses; and now the state is fully operational the revenues being generated are allowing the legislature to double the state emergency fund accounts. All of this despite Florida having no income tax.
Additionally, DeSantis highlighted the growth in the state that allows the legislature to provide $1,000 bonuses to first responders; and introduces a new election reform bill recently passed by the state legislature, which he signed live on television.
Dan Bongino has an extensive interview with President Trump to cover a variety of topics: The 2024 election, JoeBama’s tax proposals, the Maricopa County election audit, the stunning new FISA Court revelations, the CNN tapes and his life post-presidency.
Former Representative Doug Collins announces today that he will not be a candidate for elected office in the future. However, he intends to stay active in conservative politics.
Collins last ran for the Senate seat in Georgia against Republican appointee Kelly Loeffler and lost in the primary. Loeffler was supported by Mitch McConnell and the establishment republican party; Collins was viewed as the outsider. [Announcement Link]
The Wisconsin state legislature has passed a resolution authorizing an official investigation into the 2020 election in the badger state. The resolution allows for evidence gathering and subpoena power for witness depositions.
Via Associated Press – MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday to authorize an investigation into the 2020 presidential election that President Joe Biden narrowly won in the state.
The resolution, opposed by Democrats, is needed to give the committee authorization if it decides to issue subpoenas to compel testimony and gather documents, said Rep. Joe Sanfelippo. He is vice-chairman of the Assembly elections and campaign committee that would conduct the probe.
The resolution authorizing the investigation passed on a 58-35 party line vote, with all Republicans in support and all Democrats against. It passed after Republicans last month ordered an audit of the election results. (read more)
The House is determined to advance further gun control legislation as an action priority for Democrats. Unfortunately eight republican House members are supportive of the Democrat effort to restrict gun ownership [HR8].
The republicans in the House who voted in support of the background check bills are: Vern Buchanan (R-FL-16), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL-25), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA-1), Will Hurd (R-TX-23), Peter T. King (R-NY-2), Brian Mast (R-FL-18), Chris Smith (R-NJ-4), and Fred Upton (R-MI-6).
WASHINGTON DC – […] “The first bill, [HR 8 HERE] which passed 227-203, is designed to close loopholes to ensure background checks are extended to private and online sales that often go undetected, including at gun shows. The legislation includes limited exceptions allowing temporary transfers to prevent imminent harm, for use at a target range and for gifts from family, among others.”
Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such as a gift between spouses in good faith.
The second bill, which passed 219-210, would extend the review period for background checks from three to 10 days. (more)