Proving once again that he is one of the best Governors we have in these 50 United States, Ron DeSantis saw the writing on the wall that the Democrats are trying to force lockdowns and mask mandates again and he said “not in my state”.
Gov. DeSantis just issued an Executive Order that would defund any school that tries to impose mask mandates on students this coming school year.
Check this out:
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) July 30, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) July 31, 2021
Business Insider had more details:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed an executive order Friday that prohibits schools in the state from requiring students to wear face masks when they return to classrooms in the fall.
The executive order, released Friday, is “effective immediately” and directs the Florida Departments of Health and Education to release emergency rules that stipulate that decisions over whether students will be masked in classrooms will be left up to parents rather than school officials.
According to the order, schools that do not comply with the directives from the Education and Health Departments run the risk of losing funding from the state.
“We think that’s the most fair way to do it,” DeSantis said Friday at an event at an Italian restaurant in Cape Coral, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
“The federal government has no right to tell parents that in order for their kids to attend school in person, they must be forced to wear a mask all day, every day,” DeSantis said in a press release announcing the order.
“Many Florida schoolchildren have suffered under forced masking policies, and it is prudent to protect the ability of parents to make decisions regarding the wearing of masks by their children,” he added.
Watch Gov. DeSantis announce the new Executive Order here:
"We say no to lockdowns, no to school closures, no to restrictions, and no mandates.
[We] should not be consigned to live…in a Faucian dystopia." pic.twitter.com/7dqrzeDchm
— Evan Donovan (@EvanDonovan) July 29, 2021