America is under attack.
And it’s becoming increasingly obvious where the attacks are coming from.
But DeSantis stepped up in a big way to fight back against these foreign adversaries.
America is seeing a resurgence of communism and it could lead to violent revolution
Communism has a storied history in America and has had wide reaching consequences.
Globally, tens of millions of lives have been lost to the violent spread of the ideology.
The American Communist Party was even effectively banned during the Red Scare with the passage of the Communist Control Act by Dwight Eisenhower.
But today, America is seeing a resurgence of communist activism in industries and it’s starting to take a toll.
At risk of influence by foreign agents from China, Russia, Venezuela, and more
Governor Ron DeSantis is now leading the charge in the fight against communist influence from within.
He’s focusing on “threats posed by the Communist Party of China and other hostile foreign powers in cyberspace, real estate, and academia.”
DeSantis is proposing legislation that would target, “China, Cuba, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela” aiming to make it more difficult for them “to engage in espionage or influence operations within Florida’s borders and preventing purchases of agricultural land and lands surrounding military bases by those governments or their agents.”
He warns that, “From server farms to farmland, the Communist Party of China has been worming its way into our nation’s data storage systems and buying up tracts of land near sensitive national security sites.”
He plans to protect the state of Florida as well as the nation “by prohibiting the purchase of lands, state contracts with Chinese technology firms, and the infiltration of CCP-affiliated groups such as Confucius Institutes.”
Shoring up our cyber security defenses to protect government and citizens alike
He also signed an executive order, “to prohibit government entities from procuring technology products and services from companies owned by, controlled by, or domiciled in foreign countries of concern.”
His EO will direct the Department of Management Services to create rules and take all action necessary to ensure all state and local government assets are secure.
He also proposed legislative action that would “prohibit government entities from contracting with companies owned by, controlled by, or domiciled in foreign countries of concern if the contract would provide access to Floridians’ personal information.”
These would be huge gains in cyber security for their state infrastructure and citizens.
DeSantis is looking to do more to protect public education from infiltration
DeSantis reminds the public that in 2021 DeSantis signed HB7017 that was meant to secure their public education sector.
The bill requires “the disclosure of foreign donations to state educational institutions in excess of $50,000.”
The goal of this legislation was “to expose the influence of groups such as CCP-funded Confucius Institutes, with further punitive measures for non-disclosure.”
He went on to explain that the $50,000 threshold isn’t low enough to impact a hostile foreign nation’s goals.
That’s why DeSantis is now proposing, “legislative action to amend Florida statutes relating to reporting requirements of foreign gifts to prohibit any gift to a higher education institution in Florida from any individual residing in or entity domiciled in a foreign country of concern or from any governmental entity within a foreign country of concern.”
They are attacking these institutions because they want to fundamentally impact our culture.
This problem won’t be solved overnight, and Governor Ron DeSantis recognizes this.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.