Florida and Texas are quickly becoming a hot spot for freedom lovers considering the strong stance that Governor Ron DeSantis has been taking with the COVID response. Not only has DeSantis pretty much gave the proverbial finger to the current administration with their threats but he has also just signed the anti-riot bill into law.
In other states, the sheriffs in their bleeding left-wing counties would buck that system but not in Florida. The sheriffs in Florida are totally different. If you need to use the second amendment to protect your family against hooligans in your town these sheriffs have your back.
Of course, peaceful protests are encouraged but burning a city to the ground cause you don’t like the way things are going is criminal. However, it appears that not everyone in Florida or for the country that matters can see the distinction so Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd (which is an awesome name for a sheriff) made that distinction abundantly clear.
If you are one of those knuckleheads that need that cleared up, Sheriff Judd has visual aids.
We saw folks’ businesses burn around this nation who literally had worked their entire life and had every penny of their life savings involved. And what OUR governor said is, “That’s not happening here.” And we’re going to be proactive. And we’re going to make sure people are safe. …
Pay attention. We’ve got a new law and we’re going to use it if you make us. We’re going to protect the people. No longer will people walk up and surround you, as a citizen of Florida or a visitor of Florida, surround you while you’re eating dinner at an outdoor cafe in a big mob without there being immediate consequences and arrest. It’s not acceptable. …
We can tell the difference [between peaceful protest and violent riot]. And I’ll guarantee you that you’ll be able to tell the difference if you come here and riot.
The open question right now is how much of this law we’ll be seeing in action in the upcoming weeks. Seattle and Portland are like Lord of the Flies. Minneapolis is a powder keg growing increasingly flammable thanks to Democrat politicians who want it that way. The mayor of Minneapolis was the latest to flick matches at dynamite, claiming that regardless of what a jury of his peers says, George Floyd was killed by cops. Anything short of Chauvin being executed live on YouTube, and this country is going to implode. Leftists will make sure of it. They’ve spent the last year encouraging it.
That’s no longer the case in Florida. I don’t want to see this law in action. However, I am curious to see the results.