(RightWing.org) – Florida’s Republican Governor, Ron DeSantis, has shown himself to be ready, able, and willing to stand up to the Liberal Democrats and the woke Progressive agenda that they are trying to push down America’s collective throat. Just as he is part of a group proactively fighting against government investing retirement funds using the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) standard and consumer lending based on Social Credit Scores, he is now taking up the battle against President Joe Biden and the rest of the Left and their desire to switch the currency of the United States to a digital form.
Just Saying No!
DeSantis is looking ahead to a future where the Federal Reserve might switch to a central bank digital currency (CBDC), and he is working with the Florida legislature to ban it from ever being used in their state. Companion bills in the state House of Representatives (HB 7049) and Senate (SB 7054) would amend the current law to define what is considered “money” in the state and add the line “the term does not include a central bank digital currency.”
The proposed revision is to the section of the Florida Statutes that authorizes recognition of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), which is not a federal law, as many people incorrectly assume. It is a standardized set of laws each state adopted in the 1950s to help corporations engage in interstate commerce that may be altered as they see fit.
DeSantis is not only taking on the Fed, but he is also trying to protect Floridians from what he sees as the encroachment of globalism by including CBDCs that might be “issued by a foreign reserve or foreign sanctioned central bank,” according to a press release previously published on March 20. State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis praised the governor in a Twitter post, saying that “he is ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting individual rights.”
Governor DeSantis is ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting individual rights. A Central Bank Digital Currency is the cornerstone of a federal government that could track each-and-every transaction that happens in the world. (1/2) https://t.co/8LF4F38McS
— Jimmy Patronis (@JimmyPatronis) March 20, 2023
Patronis also ripped any potential move to a CBDC as the “cornerstone” of a plan to build the ability for government intrusion into the privacy of citizens. Both he and DeSantis fear that the Liberals would use the system to track all transactions made in the country and potentially abuse that ability “to cut off access to goods and services for consumers.”
On a federal level, DeSantis can see a like-minded individual in House Majority Whip, Congressman Tom Emmer (R-MN), who introduced the CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act in February. In his tweet announcing it, the lawmaker said it was aimed to stop any “efforts of unelected bureaucrats [in] stripping Americans of their right to financial privacy.”
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