Florida’s DeSantis threatens free speech in taking on the ‘woke mob’ – USA TODAY

Florida’s DeSantis threatens free speech in taking on the ‘woke mob’

Ron DeSantis

Rather than push for limiting viewpoints on college campuses – regardless of how woke or progressive – the governor should encourage greater political diversity among faculty and administrators.

After he decisively won reelection in November, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gave a fiery speech, saying that his state would “never surrender to the woke mob” and that “Florida is where woke goes to die.” 

He wasn’t kidding. 

DeSantis has made a name for himself as a culture warrior not afraid to take progressives to task for what they’re doing to K-12 and higher education – and to the corporate world. It has helped raise his national profile at a time when he’s considered a likely GOP candidate for president in 2024. 

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