by Heather Hamilton
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the reestablishment of the Florida State Guard and touted it as a refuge for United States military service members who have been discharged for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
“There are opportunities where people still want to serve, but they want to serve based on their conscience,” DeSantis said while speaking at the American Legion outpost in Madeira Beach on Wednesday.
The Republican governor blasted President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for “hurting good order and discipline” within the country’s military.
“When [Biden] came into office, he decided to impose a COVID vax mandate on the U.S. military,” DeSantis added. “You had a situation where most people in our military are the lowest of the lowest risk for COVID, to begin with. Many of them had already had COVID and had recovered in 2020 into 2021, and yet he imposed these mandates on them. And that has had the impact of actually kicking people out who had served honorably, who just decided this is not what they want to do.”
DeSantis also slammed the federal government for not increasing the number of National Guardsmen to reflect a growing population, “leaving Florida with the second-worst National Guardsman to resident ratio.”
For more than 60 years, Florida’s National Guard has had 12,000 troops, while its population has grown from less than 5 million to nearly 22 million people, according to the governor’s office. The current resident to guardsman ratio is about 1,750 Floridians per guardsman.
DeSantis named retired Marine Lt. Col. Chris Graham as its director.
“Two months ago, I retired from the Marine Corps. as a lieutenant colonel after two decades-plus of service, and once I saw the opening to become the director of the State Guard, I decided that two months of retirement was all I needed,” Graham said. “This is an unbelievable privilege to reestablish and build from the ground up a modern state defense force. Florida will be joining 22 other states and territories with state guards.”
In December, DeSantis proposed $3.5 million to reestablish the civilian volunteer force, but the governor said interest was so great, the state legislature increased funding to $10 million.
“The Florida State Guard will be comprised of Floridians, and it’ll be designed to assist and help only Floridians. It will not be subject to be mobilized by the federal government, and the federal government cannot impose policies or penalties on the Florida State Guard,” DeSantis said.
The first in many steps to right our nation, and give the secessionist Leftists a path to leave America and start their own Communist, genderless utopia… free of the morals and ethics that gave them their prosperity in the first place.
A reminder to all: the Military serves the People of the United States, and not the Federal Government.
Remember that if you think our military will help in the totalitarian takeover of the nation by corrupt Democrats installing a one-party police state.
Ron DeSantis is the Nations best governor, hands down.
Suck on that greg
06/16/22 – Disney delays moving 2,000 jobs to Florida amid fight with DeSantis
2000 mule groomers?
meanwhile joe continues to destroy America
I will bet greg is all in with the AG from MI who said a drag queen in every classroom
Peanuts, compared with the billion dollars per year in services Disney provides to Orange and Osceola Counties.
Oh the humanity.
get a grip douchebag
Disney must go out of business if it’s going to push civilization ending lies that cause kids to kill themselves and lower our birthrate further.
Any amount of lost revenue and wages is worth it.
Protecting sexual predators and pedophiles is not a “service”. It’s a sickness.
Has joe ever taken a course in economics?
His economics says that the more he steals, the richer he gets. That’s what HE follows.
So here is the troll greg creating an unimportant topic when the economic structure of the country is crumbling.
Really, Disney and it pedophiles are important?
The Southern Baptist Convention has a bigger pedophilia problem than Disney Corp ever did. Where’s your outrage?
But SBC is not covering up and protecting the pedophiles as Disney does. SBC is dealing with the situation.
Right back at you.
That’s their choice. Any hurt to does to average citizens is on Disney and Disney alone.
Florida must get these pedophile groomers in line, or help them go out of business.
The safety and well being of children is worth more than 2,000 jobs. Not moving the jobs to Florida indicates Disney sees financial hardship ahead. Maybe that is the result of idiot Biden’s ruinous economic policies or it is the result of Disney’s dedication to the mental illness of sexually predatory tendencies, but it’s not a good sign for Disney.
Greg does Just Enough right to Not lose his base. I’m disappointed in him. But he’s less Crappy than anyone else I know of.
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