‘WE REJECTED THE ELITES’: Watch DeSantis Scorch Leftists In Fiery Speech

(Republican Leader) – Rising star in the conservative movement, Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, gave an overview of several massive policy victories during a speech he delivered Sunday evening at the National Conservatism Conference in the city of Miami, going on to place emphasis on his steel spine in resisting the pressure put forward by the “elites” in the mainstream media, as well as the powers that be in the federal government.

According to the Daily Caller, DeSantis has been the subject of major criticism from the media, along with public pressure and scorn from federal health officials, over how he chose to not employ the use of lockdowns and other health guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. He was also slammed and shredded by progressives for both his parental rights in education legislation and other policies related to businesses, such as the measure that sought to restrict the teaching of gender ideology and “woke” workplace training.

During the speech, DeSantis went on to explain the success he’s had in implementing these policies, making the argument that conservatives should reject the idea that private businesses be left alone or that the government cannot be used for conservative ends.

“We rejected the elites and we were right … not only were they wrong about [closing] schools, the elites were wrong about lockdowns, they were wrong about epidemiological models and hospitalization models, they were wrong about forced masking, they were wrong when they rejected the existence of natural immunity, they were wrong about the efficacy of the mRNA vaccines, and they were wrong when — and I said this — that COVID was seasonal, and now they admit it,” DeSantis said during the speech.

“Under DeSantis’ leadership, Florida has more registered Republican than Democratic voters for the first time in its history despite the massive influx of residents from blue states like California and New York, DeSantis said. He attributed this to the state’s COVID-19 policies: rather than simply declining to impose governmental vaccine mandates, the DeSantis administration barred private businesses from implementing them,” the Daily Caller reported.

“Throughout the speech, DeSantis rejected a popular conservative argument that private business should be generally left alone by the federal government, instead insisting that the government needs to protect individuals from abuse at the hands of corporate interests, including tech companies, large corporate employers which seek to impose vaccination mandates and racial trainings on workers, and businesses pushing a left-leaning agenda through investing standards,” the report continued.

DeSantis then went on to slam folks on the right who simply defer to private businesses instinctively.

“Corporatism is not the same as free enterprise, and I think too many Republicans have viewed limited government to basically mean whatever is best for corporate America is how we want to do the economy,” he went on to say.

“My view is, obviously free enterprise is the best economic system, but that is a means to an end. It’s a means to having a good and fulfilling life and a prosperous society. It’s not an end in and of itself,” DeSantis continued. “The United States is a nation that has an economy, not the other way around, and our economy should be geared for helping our own people.”

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