A group of visiting college students in Florida were told to take their masks off by Governor Ron DeSantis.
It’s a reminder that people are going to have to relearn what is means to actually have freedom.
DeSantis even called it ‘mask theater’ in his exchange with the students.
The Daily Wire reports:
DeSantis To University Students: ‘You Do Not Have To Wear Those Masks…Please Take Them Off’
On Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) told students at a university event they could remove their masks if they wanted to do so.
DeSantis was visiting the University of South Florida to announce funds for education in cybersecurity. DeSantis told students behind the podium that they could take off their face masks.
“You do not have to wear those masks,” Governor DeSantis said. “I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it’s not doing anything and we’ve gotta stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is, this is ridiculous.”
Some of the students proceeded to take off their masks.
DeSantis pushing back against mask-wearing is nothing new. He has repeatedly opposed mask mandates in schools and signed an executive order keeping state funding from schools that enforce them.
Last month, he said parents should be able to sue school districts if their child “was illegally forced-masked this year in Florida.” He cited “any negative effects of it, if they have speech problems, if they have emotional problems, physical problems.”
Here’s the video:
Ron DeSantis to USF students:
"You do not have to wear those masks. Please take them off. Honestly, it's not doing anything. We've gotta stop with this Covid theater. So if you wanna wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous." pic.twitter.com/FKjyeg9loQ
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) March 2, 2022
Once again, DeSantis is showing himself to be a leader.
We need more people to stand up in this way.