To passionate Republican voters, the recent events in Florida serve as a reminder of the importance of standing up to woke corporations and their political activism. Disney, a company with a long history in the state, has learned the hard way that meddling in politics can have serious consequences.
At the heart of this controversy is the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, which was designed to ensure that sexually oriented concepts are not taught to young children in schools without the consent of their parents. However, Disney and their allies decided to rebrand the bill as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which had no basis in reality. They claimed that the bill was discriminatory against LGBT children and vowed to fight it.
Governor Ron DeSantis warned Disney not to get involved in politics, but the company went ahead and did so anyway. This was a big mistake, as DeSantis swiftly stripped Disney of its special tax privileges in the state. The company had been operating its own little kingdom within Florida for decades, but that all came to an end when it decided to challenge the governor.
DeSantis was not afraid to take a stand against woke corporations like Disney. He made it clear that the bill was about protecting young children from inappropriate content, not discriminating against anyone. He was also determined to ensure that taxpayers would not be on the hook for Disney’s estimated $700 million in debt once the company lost its governance of the Reedy Creek area.
The governor’s actions have sent a powerful message to woke corporations that they cannot expect to meddle in politics without facing consequences. The old-guard corporate Republicanism, which was content to go along with the leftist agenda, is no longer up to the task of defending traditional values and protecting young children from inappropriate content.
For passionate Republican voters, this is a victory. It shows that there are still leaders who are willing to stand up for what is right and push back against the leftist agenda. It also shows that woke corporations can be held accountable for their actions and that they cannot take their tax privileges for granted.
In the end, the lesson from Florida is clear: if you want to stay in business in a conservative state like Florida, don’t get involved in politics. Stick to what you do best and leave the political activism to the politicians. Otherwise, you may find yourself stripped of your special privileges and facing a massive debt.