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conference in florida governor desantis said down for conversation with white house press secretary of the trump's secretary to discuss the covid response racism in the u.s., abortion and a number of other topics. [applause] [applause] >> is it hot? it is hot. just so you know, we are still smarting over the bucks losing in the playoff and then having tom brady retire. so grown up 20 as before the first super bowl another 20 years we may have another 20 to eight we will see what happens for. >> oh goodness i hope no part
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in all of tampa and her family are grieving together at the laws it's great to be here with you governor i driver in florida all the time for a seat license plates from everywhere and i must say i think that is in large part due to you and what you have done in the state. it's really an honor to be here with you today. [applause] >> sense covid, florida leads the nation in net immigration. by the way i am not asking for anybody to come because i like opthe people we have here it is fine. but it is a free country. i do it i cannot stress the reality okay these people coming, they come to do a free state to the understand that are they going to kind of do the other? when i gotwh elected governor there's a must an agenda more registered democrats in florida than republicans at the end of gender there is now thousand more republicans than democrats. that should tell you something.
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[applause] >> it's only does tell you a lot. starting out and want to talk a little bit the constitution has been rubbing up against the first amendment by way of example freedom of religion. california it rebuked five towns the religious freedom alone for it most recently in tandem versus newsom went california it was rebuked for trying to regulate bible studies in yourr home. you were ahead of the ballgame for i i was the trumpet white house, we identify places of worship as essential performing essential services predicted that in april, what made you do that? >> will look at the end of the day this is something we had to deal with. but you do not throw people's rights of the window for that is something we did not want to dohr particularly you sought states closing houses of worship but they would have liquor stores could operate, strip clubs, you name it.
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and i just saw that as being something that was very dangerous. no one would ever talk about individual rights it's all about locked and you cannot have an open statement of kids in school, you cannot do all that. we you did the opposite default needs to be freedom and then if there's justification to do things for health it's a burden on those people to want to do it. with the churches there is never a basis to do it. and so we protected that. i think we were better for it. it is interesting, we would have people -- i have had people write into my office who were not allowed to get married in these other states throughout this period they were literally simply went and got married at this church in florida we had such a great time and everything, thank you for doing that. when you are clamping down on that i mean you are not only violating people's rights you are crushing a lot of their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. that is just fundamentally
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wrong. >> absolutely. another thing we've seen with covenant teen is the mandates. obviously in january the supreme court struck down the private sector mandates but upheld the cms one for this is another example where you were ahead of the game here. in november you banned private sector vaccine mandates the state of florida, what cause you to do that? >> from the very beginning we said this is something we will make available to everybody paid we did very good in the distribution of it. i was very efficient focusing on seniors but we would mandate it for nobody. it was going to be a personal choice. that was our thing from the beginning, december 2020. and most people were saying that at the time even biting missing the federal government does not have authority to mandate it. then you started getting on into the summer, into the early fall, this became something where they wanted to deny people the ability to work based on the shot deny the ability to pace in
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society. some states denied kids the ability to go to school based on these. i view that is something that was very serious because i think that was potentially marginalized allowed people from society. i also thought whatever you think of mandates, i am not for mandates generally. even if you would wantnt to justify it, wouldn't the actual thing your mandatingin havefe to prevent infection in the first place? to me that would seem to be a precondition for these mandates. i know other states have done avthis but i do not even think it passes a rational basis test. but we did was basically saying florida you're not going to have to choose between the job in a job at record to protect your going to make sure you're able to earn a living. and you can exercise your rights. the one thing that really irked meg about it was none of these mandates recognize immunity through prior infection. studies in israel these places showing how potent it was, cdc initially responded by
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concocting a bogus study saying vaccination was much stronger than prior infection. recently the cdc has had to acknowledge, it did not get a lot of attention it does not fit the narrative. they had to acknowledge that with delta eight natural immunity was much more protective. that is just the reality. if you are saying you're doing this for public health purposes but you are ignoring this court scientific facts, i think it was more about control. think it was more about targeting people that they do not like. and i think it was an inappropriate use of not just government power, but also corporate power. >> and other abuse of powersk mask mandates but i am a mom of 2-year-old per this is a very important issue to me. you targeted these mask mandates for our kids with an executive order for the department of health to give up the emergency rule that said parents can opt out of the mask mandates for their kids. that was actually upheld by administrative judge to write on that. >> yes look in florida we have
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never mandated masks in florida. because there is never a basis to pray people can wear them or not for 100 years it was viewed as ineffective for cloth masks with the general public, fauci said that and then he flipped. they had never done a clinical trial to show cloth masks right now if you look at some of these legacy media outlets they will have doctors on who will say the cloth masks don't work. they would not have allowed that six or eight months ago but they now acknowledge think you'll see more and more data. there been two clinical trials one in denmark, one inwo bangladesh. both showed a cloth mask is really noble in terms of its impact. that was certainly my belief with this. when you are talking about forced masking kids, you have to look at the harms that you are imposing on the kids. and so, how are they developing in terms of their speech?wh what is the emotional toll of not being able to see people smile and see people's faces? howro do you even understand
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people through this? if someone 20 feet away from his talk me through mask i do not know what in the hell they are saying. it is not good for education but people are now understanding that i think. but the people who are speaking out and saying there should not be forced masking of kids they were right. the forced masters were wrong. and i think you're going to see more and more the starting data coming out about speech and other types of things that kids are behind. think you're going to see more and more. a at best the cloth mask make very little difference but if you look at every piece of evidence, clearly this is not doing a major change on disease curves. and so given that, why would you possibly want to go down this road of treating these kids this way? the one thing in florida we are proud so many other places one said the most defenseless
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people in our society who happen to be the least vulnerable to covid as well, they wanted them to bear the brunt of this mitigation. a lot of these in blue states that force masked the kids, you go to bars, you go to other events and people are cavorting part i support that have fun. but they are making the kids to be this ridiculous state of- mitigation. it is wrong but we acted were ultimately upheld on that. and our kids, i will tell you want to tone to the kids would come up to me t governor, thank you for letting me go back for getting you back in school. 2021 school year, government thank you for letting me go without a mask. [applause] hooks one of my daughter's first words was mask. that is regrettable it was literally one of the first. so thank you for what you've done with the mask mandates. you mention school opening is so important i will never forget being a press
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secretary's office a man name scott atlas was a o lone voice among many bureaucrats in the white house came into my office, set that a pile of data and said to me, what nation sacrifices their children on the backs of covid question work that is what we are doing here is the data here's why school should be open. governor, you kept schools (as a little befuddled when i tended to white house press briefing i see jen psaki stand up there she's asked about state's disturbing money to keep schools open. she had this interesting remark so in terms of an example would be florida where they have done little to distribute money, little to no steps to distribute money across the state and school districts. that is simply not true per. >> it's also biden stimulus in march which by the way is helped fuel the inflation that we are seeing now, huge, huge mistake for them to have printed all that money per they want to do even more, that is the biggest problem ailing our economy t right now. but they had done that they included a lot of money for school reopening. we had our schools open i did
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not want and if you want open schools, open them you do not need a lot of t money to do it. we have actually distributed more than like 40 other states. but it's not for reopening because we had already done it. if you go back to june of 2020 we said every parent in florida has a right to send their kids to school and person. we were sued by the education unions who wanted to close the schools. we were opposed uniformly by legacy corporate media outlets in florida but certainly the national outlets. and we were opposed by virtually every element of the left and the democratic party. the thing is from substantive it was an incredibly easy decision for the date it was overwhelming that you needed to have kids in school. it was a fire storm the teachers unions but actually bring coffins and they would place them outside the florida department of education. they would go into the school district and they would do these ridiculous things.
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just understand if it was not for me, the kids would have inn locked out of school 2020 and the state of florida. that is just the reality because that is where all this was coming from. we stood in the breach, we fought back, we stood for our kids. and now people trying to rewrite history saying no, no, we supported everybody one of the schools open. that is just not true. and so we were right on that and they work grievously, grievously wrong. [applause] >> there is a lot of revisionist history including today at the white house press briefing there something to the effect of saying we weren't the party that wanted to lock down for a t member a guy in a basement for more than a year who is locked out in the basement so it's not your again. but on the subject of lockdowns, big study out this week the press is ignoring john hopkins university 34 studies of the lockdowns have
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little to no public health effects. iron member with the first times i met you, governor i am in d.c. in the swamp struck surrounded by bureaucrats like fauci she was in loughton, locked on loctite met a governor for a few months after his talk about how lockdowns don't work. and it seemed like you're kind of vindicated by johns hopkins per. >> i think if you look at the view the open states like florida, the michigan's company new york, new jersey locked on-site higher per capita mortality for covid even though we have the oldest population. but then you have some other states where if you compare like california to florida age-adjusted covid and mortality were about the same they have lower overall covid mortality they are much youngerty state per they actually have more excess mortality. you take the covid deaths part of that but why did they have more excess mortality than? because they have lockdowns
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deaths. lockdowns absolutely had a negative public health effect on people and certainly people who are by and large not terribly at risk from covid. and so there is never any discussion about that. and so i remember the summer of 2020 we have eight summer season it goes up, it piques, starts coming down for i knew that because i'm following the data. fauci called for florida to lock down after the infection peak. why the hell would you do that? that is what these people were doing. i look back at lockdowns it was supposed to befo a 15 days to slow the spread per the idea it was let's get ppe, et cetera the hospitals have staffing but if youfl need to have more beds all of this by the epidemiological models were totally, totally wrong. those people should be held accountable for that period is viewed as a temporary thing. then as we get into april 2020 fauci saying we will locked
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out until there's no cases or no deaths. that is not possible to have no cases with an airborne respiratory virus. that would mean perpetual lockdowns.lo and so that was totally unacceptable. but throughout that whole period of time it was like all of these people criticizing florida for being open. it is interesting governors are criticized florida and locked on their states always seem to find a way to get down to our state in florida to escape their own policies, big cityty mayors. [applause] big city mayors. i will tell you some of these leftist tv host who constantly criticize florida, mandate masks, locked out and all the stuff they end up on the beach somewhere in south florida played outside one of the things i'm proud though our floridians they give these people hell when they see them down here. they are proud of our freedom. they know these people have
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been bad mouthing the cherry on the sunday it was when you head over new year's you had aoc coming down, criticizing florida and then comes down. so we decided to make kind of a little joke about it. so we created t-shirts that said escape to florida the lockdowns liberal to her having concert dates on the back we had governor equipment march of 2021. aoc the dates they were all in florida. [laughter] and we sold morere outside the state than we sold here because people realize how hypocritical these people are. [applause] >> i think you gave aoc had it she had to take a twitter break it only lasted 24 hours but it was because of the florida saga she got some needed blowback for that. one last question on covid. a solute tweeted recently about legislation to protect loved ones who want to visit their loved ones in nursing homes very important to me had a grandmother my dad tells a victim o of covid without having covid because of some these restrictions. what do you want to do to make sure this doesn't happen again?
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>> i think when covid her first hit you had to make decisions for the biggest decision we made in mid-march was we banned hospitals from sending covid positive patients back into nursing homes. other states force them into nursing homes. we had a certain mitigation that wasur required for nursing homes because we understood these are the most vulnerable people. and i think youu needed to do that. at the same time as the weeks went on we started getting the summer of 2020 these people needed to be seeing their loved ones. and so we worked with a lot of thee advocates to make sure from a state's perspective we were encouraging visitation. in the same with hospitals for the hospital did not with anyone in either. when you are in these situations it's not just end-of-life you are in serious situationsth, people need their loved ones there. this is an important part of health. it's an important part of decent society. so most of the nursing homes and hospitals in florida have
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made efforts to do that. not all of them have data adequately. we are looking to enact effectively a patient's bill of rights that says if you are in a hospital long-term care facility, you have a right to have your loved when they are present with you. and i think that is going to go a long way. when you have people in these difficult situations in the best they can do is a facetime or something like that, that is wholly inadequate. one of the things has irked me about covid is when you toss aside every other consideration in society just for this one -- mike mitigated this went respiratory virus which oh, by the way is airborne and a lot of the stuff the mitigation has been ineffective on. but put that aside. you have to have a minimum balance these different interests and clearly there are huge, huge interestth at stake when you are keeping loved ones out of the hospital or out of these nursing homes.
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i can tell you when we saw the nursing home start to have more visitors the residents were much happier. we do not want people being to toil in loneliness. i think a lot of places in florida have done a good job. l i think were probably going to have to come in and do a minimum that is required so that we can guarantee people have the human connection that they need. >> yes, so important. [applause] so moving on to school choice will never forget after you one florida governors racing an article by the wall street journal editorial board about school moms tipping the race the school choice moms tipping the race you the gop average. you have made good on the promises to the school choice moms by the largest build ever signed in the state is that right? >> so when i came and we had about 100,000 kids on need based scholarships. but it was maxed out braid
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this is based on corporate tax credits rates of corporations would have to write it off and then send it to this fund. we basically reached the limit on that so we were able to create a new program empowerment scholarship did not depend on corporate could be done in eight normal education system. and so probably by the end of this year we will probably have doubled in the number of kids who are on private scholarships. mostly of course low income families, over it represented african-american kids are overrepresented but latinos are overrepresented were also getting it more into not just people who would be considered poor, that people who would be considered more working class for the fact of the matter is certain parts of our states. you could have what's considered a middle income job it is expensive and places like miami. and so we have increased the income threshold so more families can participate. i have a big package you may have mentioned some of it in
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terms of what were doing to help law enforcement. one of things were going to put in that bill is saying any kids of law enforcement in the state of florida are eligible for family empower judgment scholarships regardless of income that will be exciting and another big expansion. [applause] >> i don't know if you, i'm sure you've seen some these videos excellent fox news investigative reporter on the border. illegal immigrants sent their unmarked offices put into taxis and dropped off at eat cities single adult males which should be expelled via title 42 some dropped in miami there's real consequences to this pretty pointed out recently there is a 17-year-old adman who posed as a 17-year-old come to the southern border. he was actually in his 20s and killing a father of four in north florida. you sent a letter to dhs secretary and said this, illegal immigration consumes
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tax payer money and burdens of governmental services, have you heard back? >> probably not. here's the thing we are suing them in court on their catch and release policy. they've actually had to change it to where the people that do not show up. see what they were doing his people would be coming across the border and they are coming from everywhere. anyone who thanks this is mostly mexicans, not even close to people for the middle east, from africa, south america the caribbean you name it they are coming through there becauseth they know biden ain't enforcing the border. that is your ticket to comfort why wouldke you want to wait and do it normally when you can come right in? and so we were therere and we saw all of this stuff. what they were doing though greg abbott from texas estimate and other states that we sent to people. they would stopl the posts then they would turn them over to the feds and the feds would give them a notice and say hey , call this number to schedule your deportation proceeding.
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while imagine a summit robbed your house and the prosecutor says hey call this number to schedule your trial for burglary, no that is not how it works. there is no enforcement. they changed it from whatever it was noticed to report to notice to appear so now if they don't, they are deportable. now we know biden won't do that. but they would definitely beat subject and potentially in the future. we have been able to do that. we are also working to the legislature now to say some of these private carriers that are bringing people in sometimes flights it 2:00 a.m. in the morning sometimes these buses, we are saying if you are facilitating illegal migration into florida you are going to forfeit the ability to do business with state or local communities in florida. and we are going to charge it restitution for every person that you're bringing into into the state of florida because as kayleigh mentioned there's a lot of cost to it. we are getting money to be
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able to reroute them to sanctuary states like delaware and these other places. [laughter] what he is doing, when you have hundreds of thousands pouring in illegally and he is -facilitating it, it's the largest human smuggling operation we've ever seen in theug world. it's causing a lot of harm because these cartels are eating our lunch because of this for they are abusing people, they are doing are doing a lot of bad stuff. but he is not faithfully discharging the constitutional oath of office that he took to take care of that the laws are faithfully executed. he is failing on that. and in states like florida we've got to do everything we can to push back against what really is not just a policy failure that a constitutional failure as well. >> certainly true. moving on to a contrast of the safety and blue states versus red state like here in florida , i look at these two amazing
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officers who just lost their lives ambush style. officer mora and officer rivera their funerals are very emotional to watching her from their loved ones. an officer was shot every 12 hours. there is a crisis happening with our cops, our officers in this country would you offer them a $5000 bonus of law enforcement wants to come to the state of florida. i contrast what you have done with what is happening in new york, l.a. with the liberal district attorneys. >> first of all you go back to june of 2020 we never bought into the narrative against the police from the very beginning. he started to see the disorder and the other places we immediately called up our national guard. with state law enforcement ready and the result is you did not see what happened in this other places happen in florida. what they ended up doing not onlylo allowing their rioting, a lot of those communities took money away from law
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enforcement. part of that is just bad because you need to be sourced. part of it is the message that sends the people wearing the uniform you do not have support in the community. morale is very low. what is the result then? you see huge increases in crime over the last two years and all part of it is taking money from police not having abolishing cash bail and places like new york where they put dangerous people back on the street. part of it is the rogue prosecutors who just decide they're not going to prosecute crimes pretty good a place like san francisco if you steal less than a thousand dollars from the store they just let you go they do not even arrest you can prosecute you for doing it. that breeds a culture of lawlessness. i think it is a been a total train wreck what they have done part we reject all of that. in total we are not releasing felons early in florida.
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district attorney we call them state attorneys that behave like l.a. and san francisco i am yanking them they are going to be gone in a new york minute. [applause] and so we see an opportunity because morale is so low these positions need to be filled. we have a shortage of people here in florida just because there is such a need. you are going to get a $5000 signing bonus if you transfer from out-of-state part or if you are young you decide to go into it here in florida. people are going to be betting down the doors to get into the state of florida bred leicester and other communities were defending law enforcement we did 1000-dollar bonuses for every firefighter, emt and law enforcement and the entire state. i promise to do it again but now we have to think we did 1000-dollar bonuses i want to do it again. both biden inflation i have to give them $1100 to make good.
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maybe we'll end up doing 1100 rather than a thousand requests i support that. you have had the opportunity to appoint five supreme court justices here in the state of florida but two of whom are elevated within a year to the 1h circuit by president trump. so i am just wondering there's a president and president biden will be appointing a replacement for justice steven breyer. you have any advice for him? [laughter] what i found out anything that i say or want, they, the white house will do the opposite. i've honestly thought about hey i want to do this project in the everglades maybe i should hold a press conference i oppose this so they will then find it for they're not going to listen to me. look, where the frustrating things about just watching the court in the modern era is you will have in these high-profile cases those three liberal justices will vote the same every single time.
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when justice ginsburg was on it was for. they voted the same every single time. there is no real diversity of thought. it is basically generating the type of outcome the liberal elites, the media and academia went to see brett phallic on the conservative side we do not have the same guarantees and some that come down the pike. if it is based on legitimate disagreements, thomas and scaliaem disagreed on major things that can happen. but i kinda feel it is always our side for some it have the fortitude or backbone to faithfully apply the law and constitution and situations in which i will not be popular with the elite wrong of our society. will you will get smeared corporate media have law professor screeching in all this other stuff. someone like justice thomas,
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they did not give a damn what any of those people thought. and i think they were better justices. whoever he picks is likely to be part of it liberal block that is not going to be any different in terms of the outcomes and what we typically see. we have not had a democrat president who appointed a justice who moved to all white sins in 1962. hopefully someone gets on their who drifts the other way on to a more constitutionalist posture. if i had to bet i would bet three years from now however person is any of those six -- three decisions they are going the three pretty much down the line. >> i think that is a safe bet. too that end, what to look for in a judge? use and a member of the federal society am a proud number was in law school. but just saying i'm a member does not guarantee we'll get that kind of justice you're
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looking for. >> note (no people during the federal society thinking though that judgment honestly doesn't make much difference with me at this point. to me people are joining a thing enough to take it to be a judge. i don't care about it. and i think you've seen judges that have been minted in the federaln courts, they'll be real strong on on administrative deference and those are important issues. but when the rubber meets the road on some of these decisions they're going to face blowback from some that i mentioned, men are not as comfortable doing if you honestly think the constitution says what it means and means what it says it doesn't magically evolve or
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to the judge can keep reinventing it all the time for if you believe that framework you are really handcuffed and how much latitude you would actually have. i think the most important ingredient you know, to somebody have the fortitude? you have life tenure for a reason. they don't want to to the whims of society. you have somewhat the chief justice reuse his job to make the court not political prey tries to do that by being political that he is not seen doing a republican decision. you contort the lot with the obamacare case, some of the other things under the trump administration. and i just think that is a mistake. but you need to do is have people will be willing to apply this without fear or favor and understand if you are doing that consistency are going to be targeted by certain elements of our
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culture and society. if you carry these people write or put on tv maybe you should be applying for different job. but it's what i am looking for. again i would want people to not do with the law commands and if you note the law commands i think you are duty-bound to see that through. we just had examples of the last many decades we have not necessarily had every justice that we willing to do that when the lights are really hop requests came to the times and came into the law's role. we have a lock is heading to the court right now. obviously mississippi the abortion for 14 weeks a few exceptions. we look at what ruth bader ginsburg said about this she called roe a heavy-handed judicial intervention difficult to justify. the substantive judgment of which it rest on is nowhere to be found.
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this is not the right decision when it comes down to the lobby one of pressures of the moment. quickset is the million-dollar question. people talk about roe. casey was in the platonic idea versus sweet mystery of life is not tethered to the history of the constitution. that is what they have heard what that means that is probably malleable enough to uphold mississippi and not uproot them. it's not like it was foundational to begin with. i think multiple look at that and say this is not been a successful effort. they have created a whole bodies of law first amendment things anything that touches abortion is different by the court. it's been really odd this is the ultimate sacrament for the second progressive weapon.
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so it ends up being something that they know they are going to face significant blowback for. we are to see what happens on it. we have a constitutionalist perspective the proper understanding of the constitution would be providing protections for life would be something that be a discussion for state legislatures at the state level. i think that is how the constitution was viewed for the first 170 -- 180 years of the country's existence. >> as we saw we're one of seven countries. i was chief justice roberts and oral oral arguments of company of people's republic of china north korea to share our abortion law with. >> think a lot of people do not realize how radical the american abortion regime as compared to other industrialized countries printing part of it is because , this is an issue that is
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99.9% the press on pro- abortion side proved very few would be sympathetic to any type of protections for life. the public at the distorted position for they also get a distorted view of depression will if it's our turn means abortion is not allowed nationwide of kick it back tofe the states made those points and look at that is what the constitution commanded that will be one thing but is an outlier based off really try to have far-flung interpretation. >> another example of that we may see come to the court at some point is new york real show actual malice through impossible to prove actual malice. has to be written out word to word burger justice thomas and gore search question and gore
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should sing specifically large number of newspapers and periodicals havee failed. network news has lost most of his viewers. with the fall is the rise to monetize anything. do you think this is something this could be re- approach. >> i think you have too. it's a much different nothing to do with government restricting speech. there's no content regulations private parties going in and basically vindicating their private rights for false reporting. it damages their character, damages the reputation paired basically with that decision says is immediate has aon constitutional right to publish false information that is defamatory about people unless you can prove this is a preordained thing. but it's very difficult to prove of course for the result is lawyers if you are negligent you can be sued.
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doctors can be held accountableab. a truck driver. any area of life you can be subject to private litigation except if you are negligent and you have a press badge or something but is not something the founding fathers would have recognized. something we had her 170 odd years approached differently. we clearly is not worked in much of what is reported is just terrible. very little pride so much is based on anonymous sources, innuendo, always other stuff. people have no confidence they dealt with the rush of collusion conspiracy theory that was fabricated. they knew it was a fabricated parade there were always anonymous sources. they make up a lot of these sources. i can tell you i've had things said about me that i definitely did not say.
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so where are they getting this? they are fabricating that's the reality. i do not trust anybody to shoot straight on any of that. you have seen more the nicholas sandman he got payments. give some this other cases going forward. i think to say if you publish something that is false and defamatory you can be held accountable. truth is the defensive. lee stick to the truth you have to worry about anything from talking false information private litigation not government regulation. i think the founders would look at it for course you can have common law causes of action for that. i think they are inviting more cases to be brought too. i think you are already seen courts apply in ways that are more favorable to vindicate
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the rights. think you're going to end up seeing a reappraisal at the u.s. supreme court as well. >> there should be. i look at the time in the white house the fact that your client is able to publish a story their russian bounties on the heads of american troops in afghanistan. we find out that was entirely false. nevertheless the mediall ran with it for their many other examples. in the inspector general came out and said that didn'te happen. learning to be some accountability for sherbet. >> look, at the end of the dayay it is one thing to be biased. it's onene thing to shade things to reflect a certain political perspective it's another thing to be detached from truth. judy did catch from facts and been dulled in manufacturing partisan narratives. there is basically where we are with a lot of the outlets. i thought about three things that will be totally false.ta i could maybe do something
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undersold and bring the case. the problem is i don't think i could show damages because nobody believes the media anyway. i'm going to go in their currency of course we know it's false everybody knows is false. [applause] >> well said. two final questions once the issue of critical race theory. the reason i believe it was in december, you andno help stop the wrong sort kids and employees the woke act. tells about that and why it's important. >> we band critical race theory terry department of education last year inconsistent with florida standards we are not spending taxpayer dollars to teach kids to hate each other or to hate this country but that is not happening ins: florida. [applause] we are going to be strong on that. [applause] and incidentally, having k-12 standards, the k-12 system is we fund certain things we want to see talk.
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until we list out all the things that have to be taught. with american history american revolution constitution civil war, slavery, civil rights, all that has to be taught in florida and it needs to be. but to scapegoat people try to categorizeze them on the basis of race is fundamentally wrong in the classroom. i think it's been traumatic for a lot of kids. the parents of various races who said they do not like the fact their kids are being treated this way. or providing more enforcement for parents. parents should have the right to access the curriculum and know what is being taught in the schools. and then have the wherewithal to be able to see compliance with statey. standards. think that's really important part b also want to defend the crt consultants at things like universities. these people are making a fortune print they literally will sayay hire me to come tell you what capitalism is basis.
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penny $100,000 i will do that. i've think he does that how that work? we do it to defend that we do not want that involved. we also recognize on the corporate side we have some of the stepping shove down's throat that reallyd raises questions about florida civil rights statutes. we don't some adept and go through these types of things. you see the stuff that reported usually conservative for the legacy corporate for us to not want to talk about it. you look at at&t and some of these companies they will send this to the conservative activists and this stuff is totally outrageous. we are going to be very strong on it. my goal would be that think of florida now we also imported to be known as the brick wall against all things. this is where woke goes to
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die. [applause]e] >> quickly followed before final question parade what do you think we know that democrats and their playbook seems to be parents have no involvement in the kids education. crt is not being taught. this is just mistruths. i don't know why the political playbook as parents don't have a rope rope we saw it happen in pennsylvania pray. >> may vacillate between crt is not taught in schools then to saying you're restricting freedom of speech because you know what crtc you have to pick one. either is or isn't. i think they are flailing around on it. the reason they are flailing around it's very, very unpopular. it is the same ideology in places like new york remove thomas jefferson statues. teddy roosevelt, boston removed abraham lincoln, san francisco takes washing tunes schools.the
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in all these other things. it is the same impulse. i think what they are trying to do is they are trying to delegitimize the founding of this country for the trade to delegitimize the foundational principles and the institutions in this country. basically refound our society in ways that are consistent with that leftist ideology. though be totallyis disastrous for this country. it is bankrupt very tough politically to try to tell parents they are just imagining all the stuff. when parents come to us and say hey this is happening here or there, i don't think they're just making that up. it is stuff they are seeing. they see curriculum transparency and say parents shouldn't be involved in what is taught in schools. that kind of gives the game away. they viewer t the school as an while for them to advance and
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ideology were as i think most parents view it as a way for the kids develop to learn the basics can be educated in normal ways. that's going to continue to be a battle. i think politically it's a battle the democrats are going to be on the wrong side of. if you are on the wrong site in virginia just imagine what that means for other states they're not quite quite as left as center as virginia. the unions by supporting the closed schools and out the left-wing politicians and the union saying parents should involved, the whole 9 yards on everything they have done. they have really forfeited the idea they care about education. most people typically thought democrats cared more about education over the years that was theti assumption. now you have a lot of parents who know the people trying to keep the kids out of school are democrats. the people were trying to force masks kids are democrats. the people who do not want them involved but taught in
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the school are democrats. works well said. final question is an issue that is personal to me. been very personal with the health journey will be 84% chance of breast cancer, 23% chance of ovarian cancer. both my mom and i had preventative that we are happy with that decision. it was so personal to me when i saw your amazing no strong wife the first lady of florida she announced her cancer diagnosis in october. sugar final chemo treatment. as under 20 feet a belt she ran as a symbol of hope and faith will remain the governor's mansion. found your personal story you are calling for $100 million for cancer research in the state per 60% increase you announce it at the moffitt cancer center mine home i've gone to for ten years. what made you do that? >> look, it's something when this happened. first of all she believes something is wrong she would
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and the doctor did an exam said you're fine. she didn't accept that pro she said no and she want a second opinion. she wanted to get the mammogram. unfortunately for us it came back positive. and so at that point your leg if you looked at us look as healthy as anybody. with a 5-year-old, 3-year-old and a 1-year-old. as a stuff goes thate is not -- you are the mother of three youngg kids you want to see go through that. i'd rather it be me or something. it's tough. i want to tell you once we made it public the outpouring of support that she received, the prayers has just been overwhelming part it is absolute lifted her spirits. she got to the chemo better as a result of it. she's got more to do were going to back your scans, surgery all this other stuff. she is not done by think her persistence i'm not going to
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saint no for an answer. i think what happened in that process was you see how many people this has touched. thissh is something that touches pretty much every aspect of our society my mother had it, obscene or talked about, people will come up to me, i beat it she can do or my mother, my sister, whatever. until we saw how significant it was an real-time part we want to do whatever we can florida to be head of the curve. fortunately for her the type of cancer she has, they really do a good job of treating it with these therapies. until we are going to go into the scan. there may not be any left. you can't feel it anymore which is good so clearly it has had a positive effects may feel like 50 years ago we may not have been so fortunate. all that being said she went to be an advocate for people. no shenn served as an inspiration for people because
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of the way she has handled and because she continues to go out, do things and make a difference for the state. not to send this around but other realms. set our state of the state we did a couple years ago we recognize obsolete mentioned what we want to do at the state level to help other people under similar circumstances. we are f really look forward to 2020 tubing that year were we can announce not that she has tested positive or has this, but that she will actually be cancer free that is what we are looking for. [applause] christ my whole family will continue to pray s for casey and your family but i now know what i suspected as to why we have all this out-of-state license plates we have a great governor and governor ron desantis. [applause] >> thank you.
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