DeSantis Blasts Critics: ‘Our Rights Come From God, Not Government’

Ron DeSantis Source: Gage Skidmore |

Responding to criticism against Florida’s newly-passed pro-parent law that protects kids from having sexual ideologies forced on them, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said “Our rights come from God, not the government.”

Currently, a large majority of Americans support Florida’s law that prohibits teachers from injecting sexual orientation and gender identity ideologies into classes involving K-3 to 3rd-grade students.

DeSantis said, “As a parent, you have the right to know the curriculum that’s being used in your kids’ school, and it’s kind of a complement to the Parents Rights in Education. Also with the library books. They’ll have these library books in like middle schools that, you know, that’ll have things like pedophilia and really grotesque and obscene things, and that’s just not appropriate.”

He went on to add,“We need to be focusing on teaching kids to read and to write and math and science and understanding American history, and having civics so that they understand the Constitution and they understand that our rights come from God, not from government.”

These comments come during a business-building meeting in Hamilton County, where DeSantis announced a $5.4 million award for commercial building construction projects.