Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been steadfast in his resistance to the coronavirus hysteria. Despite Democrats’ best efforts, his pushback continues to prevail.
DeSantis’s ban on mask mandates withstood a challenge and was upheld by a Florida appeals court, according to Reuters. This reverses the ruling of another court that sided with parents in favor of the mask mandates.
Leon County Circuit Court Judge John Cooper issued a stay on DeSantis’s restriction in his Aug. 27 ruling. However, the most recent appeal Friday found that Cooper may have not had jurisdiction over such an issue and therefore would not uphold the stay.
“No surprise here – the 1st DCA has restored the right of parents to make the best decisions for their children,” DeSantis tweeted Friday. “I will continue to fight for parents’ rights.”
No surprise here – the 1st DCA has restored the right of parents to make the best decisions for their children.
I will continue to fight for parents’ rights.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 10, 2021
The Florida governor has consistently been a staunch ally of citizens concerned about government overreach. As part of his effort to keep his state free and his schoolchildren unencumbered by masks, he instituted a ban on mask mandates back in July.
The left was apoplectic, resorting to the usual doom and gloom rhetoric despite the fact that childhood deaths from the virus are “incredibly rare.” Still, the battle to keep kids’ faces covered has raged on.
Districts like Miami-Dade County Public Schools and several others have instituted mask mandates in opposition to the ban. That has forced the state Department of Education to deny funding to those who are breaking the rule.
It’s not that DeSantis is anti-masking, but rather that he believes it’s parents and not governments who decide what precautions children should take in the classroom. Too many people are willing to forfeit their freedom for the promise of safety — but DeSantis won’t let that happen to the people of Florida.