DeSantis Seeks $98 Million To Fund New FL Military

I read the linked article and I suggest you do also.   What this makes clear is that DeSantis wants is his own storm troopers, his own terror troops answerable only to him.   The national guard is under the auspices of the US government and follows the polices of the Department of defense.  The National Guard is part of the U.S. military but is unusual because it is controlled by both state and federal leaders.   Most of the time, state National Guards are commanded by governors. However, presidents have the authority to call them into service to respond to hurricanes, bolster border security, and assist in overseas military operations.

The National Guard is a joint activity of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) composed of reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force: the Army National Guard[3] and the Air National Guard, respectively

Who will be the Commander in Chief of the Florida State Guard?  Yes the ruler DerSantis himself.  Total control total power.   The white supremacist gang thugs  Proud Boys, Oath Keepers, and the other far right gangs were the unofficial enforcement arm of the republican party.  Now they will be wearing uniforms.   Think of it!

The scary part is what DerSantis claimed about his new personal army.  “The Florida State Guard will be comprised of Floridians, and it will be assigned to assist and help only Floridians,” DeSantis said in a news conference last June. “It will not be subject to be mobilized by the federal government, and the federal government cannot impose policies or penalties on the Florida State Guard.”    

In other words, just the right kind of people will be allowed to join.  Will that mean just white people?  Will it mean only Christians?   Clearly no gays, lesbians, or trans people will be allowed.    Also you know those annoying rules that the Federal government has for fairness, use of force, medical readiness, and the things the force can be used for all are gone, now ruled by people who claim vaccines are more dangerous than the diseases they help prevent, that claims adamantly that the 2020 election was rigged and stolen somehow but have no evidence of it, that claim that drag queens readding to kids is sexual abuse, that not enforcing stereotypical gender roles from the 1950s is sexualizing kids, and that teachers are groomers while ignoring the many religious leaders charged with sexual crimes against kids.  And so much more.  

The ruler of Florida will now have his own goon squad fake white supremacists Christian nationalist to intimidate the governors enemies and it enforce his decrees in the state.   And he wants to be kind of the entire country not just Florida.     Will these troops be assigned to minority area voter places under some fake guise of “keeping the peace”?   Will they show up at school board meetings in progressive areas to express the displeasure of the governor?  Will they have the authority to make the arrests demanded by the king of Florida that is not quite legal for the police to do?   Just how far into fascism do we have to before people see the danger.   trump just started the ball rolling in to the 1930s Germany, DerSantis wants to finish recreating that time here.   Seriously this needs to be fought with all we have.    Hugs

Click Orlando reports:

As lawmakers in Tallahassee consider Gov. Ron DeSantis’ budget proposal this session, they will be also be deciding whether to approve a steep funding increase establishing Florida’s own branch of the military. The state guard was dismantled at the end of World War II.

“The Florida State Guard will be comprised of Floridians, and it will be assigned to assist and help only Floridians,” DeSantis said in a news conference last June. “It will not be subject to be mobilized by the federal government, and the federal government cannot impose policies or penalties on the Florida State Guard.”

In its first year, the legislature approved $10 million to restart the Florida State Guard. DeSantis now wants to increase that to $98 million this year.

Read the full article.

This won’t start, continue, or end well


This way, even if he doesn’t make it as president, he still gets to be commander in chief of his own little fiefdom.

He’s already got the uniform.


“The Florida State Guard will be comprised of Floridians, and it will be assigned to assist and help only Floridians,”***

***Unless those Floridians are gay, trans, in a same-sex marriage, vote Democratic, are Black, ex-convicts, undocumented, straight, but want their kids taught accurate history or enjoy drag shows.

Based on the “soldiers” standing behind him, I think we can guess the racial make up of this little “army” of his.

Good question. Why does DeSantis need a private army?

What fascist fantasy could he have that needs to be enforced?

Well, first of all there’s us. First the drag queens, then the rest of the gays, then anyone Republicans don’t like…except for the Jews. They still need them to bring on the rapture.

Floridians need to vote ‘correctly’ at polling places. And there’s no D in the word ‘correctly,’ only 2 R’s

Ron’s own little Gestapo. What could possibly go wrong?

Tallahassee Mussolini wants his own praetorian guards.


Nothing says “authoritarian” like your own personal army.

Does that mean the federal govt. doesn’t need to supply any aid next time FL is hit with a massive hurricane?

So if he gets his own army, that helps only Florida, then there will be no need for any assistance from the National Guard in case of a hurricane or any other emergency. He’ll spend all his money on his hate, but he’ll have his hand out in an instant if anything goes wrong.

The building of his own SS troops before the Fascism take over the country. Who needs to go to Argentina to hunt for the good old Nazis when Florida is just right there.

These forces will be specially trained to round up LGBT+ citizens, camps are coming.

At this point, we need Governor Newsom, Governor Hochul, and Governor Pritzker to form a pact to each do everything Florida does. DeSantis targets Disney? Newsom, Hochul, and Pritzker go after Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A. DeSantis tells the College Board they have to bow to his “anti-woke” bullshit or be kicked out of Florida? Newsom and Hochul tell the College Board that if they do, they’re banned from California, New York, and Illinois. DeSantis wants a private army in Florida? Looks like California, New York, and Illinois need private armies, too. Make sure the Republicans in the federal government know that if they allow this shit, they’re signing off on blue states doing it too. DeSantis is engaging in the social equivalent of unilateral nuclear proliferation. It’s time for Democratic elected officials to get M.A.D.

the federal government cannot impose policies or penalties on the Florida State Guard


What BS, there will be all kinds of employment regs you have to follow. And it is just another state police force (militia) that has to follow the Constitution.

This is the first concrete step to his ultimate plan for Florida to secede. His plan goes far beyond running for president.
162 years ago — “On January 10, 1861, Florida delegates who were meeting in the state capital, Tallahassee, voted to secede from the U.S. Florida became one of the six original Southern states to form the Confederate States of America.”

Getting ready for that big National Divorce are we, Texas?

As the complete Article states, the Florida National Guard is “insufficient”, because it’s under Federal control. This is once again posturing by a short heavy wannabe Presidential hopeful. Who thank dog is term limited as Governor , after we send him packing should he gain the nomination for President

It is Pooptin’s idea, the first step to divide the States literally.

Has that traitor sanctioned the Russian yachts owners in Florida yet? Last time we checked he hasn’t.

And I suppose the Florida citizens are OK with spending the $$$ for Ronnie’s mercenary army?

And now he’s forming his own army, probably to fend off the next war of northern aggression. I’m reminded of this scene in The Great Dictator:…



Can’t he just use the already available National Guard like everyone else?

No, because there is already a set of rules on how the National Guard can be deployed and how they have to conduct themselves.


    Tut, tut. Those are subject to mobilisation from the Federal Government, and can be sent to other states by the Feds. This would be Sandtits’ personal army.

    Lots of yahoo’s gonna sign up to be on the “special” army.

    No need for a draft, and they’ll bring their own guns.




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