On Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called for conservatives to combat “smear” campaigns and promoted personal freedom.
During an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) summit, DeSantis said politicians must do more than hold conservative positions. He called for conservative politicians to “have a backbone” when “the going gets tough.”
DeSantis said Republicans must, “have the backbone and the wherewithal to be willing to stand for those right things when the going gets tough, when the lights get hot, when people are throwing stuff at you and are trying to smear you. That is really where I think the rubber meets the road.”
As many Republicans were let down as the Supreme Court ended its term, DeSantis directed comments toward the courts saying, “You should take cases that are important to this country. You should be willing to resolve issues of law that are going to have a significant impact on people’s freedoms and constitutional liberties.”
DeSantis went on to say, “You should take cases that are important to this country,” DeSantis added. “You should be willing to resolve issues of law that are going to have a significant impact on people’s freedoms and constitutional liberties.”
DeSantis went on to comment about the increasing “wokeisim” happening in Big Tech, media and academics, “Most of them are entirely hostile to any type of conservative values or traditional principles. That’s just for sure. So, you know that going in. That’s what the battlefield looks like and if you stand up for the truth, you’re going to face the wrath of these institutions in many respects. The media will almost assuredly try to smear you, Big Tech may censor you, and big business may even try to boycott you, boycott your state, boycott your jurisdiction, but that’s what you have to be willing to put up with.”