The Courage to Be Free
Florida's Blueprint for America's Revival
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No American leader has accomplished more for his state than Governor Ron DeSantis. Now he reveals how he did it.
He played baseball for Yale, graduated with honors from Harvard Law School, and served in Iraq and in the halls of Congress. But in all these places, Ron DeSantis learned the same lesson: He didn’t want to be part of the leftist elite.
His heart was always for the people of Florida, one of the most diverse and culturally rich states in the union. Since becoming governor of the Sunshine State, he has fought—and won—battle after battle, defeating not just opposition from the political left, but a barrage of hostile media coverage proclaiming the end of the world.
When he implemented COVID-19 policies based on evidence and focused on freedoms, the press launched a smear campaign against him, yet Florida’s economy thrived, its education system outperformed the nation, and Florida’s COVID mortality rate for seniors was lower than that in thirty-eight states. When he enacted policies to keep leftist political concepts like critical race theory and woke gender ideology out of Florida’s classrooms, the media demagogued his actions, but parents across Florida rallied to his cause. Dishonest attacks from the media don’t deter him. In fact, DeSantis keeps racking up wins for Floridians. In 2022, the governor delivered a historic, record-setting victory, winning by nearly 20 points and more than 1.5 million votes.
A firsthand account from the blue-collar boy who grew up to take on Disney and Dr. Fauci, The Courage to Be Free delivers something rare from an elected leader: stories of victory. This book is a winning blueprint for patriots across the country. And it is a rallying cry for every American who wishes to preserve our liberties.
Could have been so much better
The autobiography parts are interesting and excellent, but the story is interspersed with rants against Fauci, the media, the “deep state” and ESG, which are totally unfounded and unnecessary. The governor has some good policies and is pretty popular in Florida. Why not concentrate on his life story and record of service instead of trying to set up fake piñatas? Having said that, I disliked him less after reading the book than before. If only he’d drop the phony culture wars and stop trying to interfere with private companies, because his personal story is compelling.
His way of thinking and leading will destroy freedom and happiness for many. He’s a fascist who doesn’t care about anything but power and control but disguises it as “caring”.
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I like that he does the research and knows what is going on. He does not hesitate to do what is right. He has time but will make a great President soon or later!