Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis is demanding some information that liberals do not want made public.
The results could be costly for the radical left.
And it’s got Democrats completely enraged.
In one of his first moves in his second term, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is demanding full disclosure on how much state funding has been spent to pay for diversity, equity, and inclusion and critical race theory education at Florida’s universities.
Office of Budget and Policy director Chris Spencer, Florida Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz, and State University System of Florida chancellor Raymond Rodrigues wrote a letter requesting a “comprehensive list” from the state’s universities and colleges.
“Each Florida College System and State University System institution must complete the attached document to provide a comprehensive list of all staff programs, and campus activities related to diversity, equity and inclusion and critical race theory within our state colleges and universities,” the letter said.
“As the Executive Office of the Governor prepares policy and budget proposals ahead of the 2023 Legislative Session, it is important that we have a full understanding of the operational expenses of state institutions.”
“Governor Ron DeSantis has prioritized a cost-effective higher education system that delivers high quality service to Floridians to best prepare them for employment.”
In his inaugural speech on Tuesday, DeSantis highlighted the freedom and success Florida has seen since his time as Governor.
“Over the past few years, as so many states in our country ground their citizens down, we in Florida lifted our people up,” DeSantis said.
“When other states consigned their peoples’ freedom to the dustbin, Florida stood strongly as freedom’s linchpin.”
“It [the federal government] has imposed an energy policy that has crippled our nation’s domestic production,” which he said spiked energy costs for American citizens and eroded American energy security.
DeSantis also blasted the states and cities that embraced “faddish ideology at the expense of enduring principles” during COVID-19, which he said harmed public safety, burdened the taxpayers, and ultimately became “authoritarianism in the guise of pandemic mandates and restrictions that lack a scientific basis.”
“This bizarre but prevalent ideology that permeates these policy measures purports to act in the name of justice for the marginalized, but it frowns upon American institutions,” he said.
“It rejects merit and achievement, and it advocates identity essentialism.”
“We reject this woke ideology.”
“We seek normalcy, not philosophical lunacy. We will not allow reality, facts, and truth to become optional — we will never surrender to the woke mob. Florida is where woke goes to die.”
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