Ron DeSantis Makes a Call to Florida ‘People see this as a free zone,’ says America’s West Berlin.
On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed his state to be the United States’ “West Berlin.” Even some Democratic lawmakers “escape” their own “repressive” policies to enjoy Florida’s version of freedom, according to the rising GOP star.
DeSantis was in Miami on Monday signing legislation that allows states to impose penalties on tech firms that refuse to allow public figures to use their websites. He used the occasion to praise Florida’s “liberty” and rejection of COVID-19 limitations.
“You know, over the last year, we’ve essentially become America’s West Berlin, and people have seen this as a free zone, where they can not only travel to pursue their dreams, but also visit for a while to avoid some of the more oppressive policiesâ€”and that includes people who enact repressive policies “According to DeSantis.
DeSantis emphasized his lifting of mask standards in October and optimistic small-business numbers despite signing legislation that imposes restrictions on tech firms operating in the state.
DeSantis, who led the charge in overturning fines levied on local governments and citizens who were caught violating pandemic regulations, especially in the Miami region, said, “We’re proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish.” “People have the right to live, as well as the right to run businesses.
Since the start of the pandemic in March of last year, Florida has had 36,473 deaths linked to COVID-19, according to cumulative coronavirus reports.
DeSantis’ reference to the Cold War comes just days after Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene was widely chastised for comparing the House’s mask criteria to the horrors of the Holocaust. The governor’s opponents pounced on his comments almost instantly.
Orlando Weekly sniped, “Of course, he’s right in some ways.” “West Berlin was a bombed-out, bleak city where artists thrived because the city was cheap to live in due to a lack of investment. Florida has the lack of empathy for its underclass down pat, despite the fact that living in some of its cities is prohibitively expensive.”
DeSantis’ office was contacted by Washington Newsday on Tuesday morning for any additional comments.