Thursday, November 02, 2023

ANNALS OF DeSANTISTAN: Disney warns that if DeSantis wins lawsuit, others will be punished for 'disfavored' views (OCTOBER 30, 2023 / 9:07 PM EDT / AP)

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights, including the Seventh Amendment right to jury trial, in their majesty, are a "bulwark against oppression," as Chief Justice William Rehnquist put it. Governor RONALD DION DeSANTIS, a haughty graduate of Harvard Law School, does not understand them.  This pompous fascist is a clear and present danger to our Constitutional rights.  We are ashamed of him.  From AP:

Disney warns that if DeSantis wins lawsuit, others will be punished for 'disfavored' views 

OCTOBER 30, 2023 / 9:07 PM EDT / AP 

MIAMI - If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wins a federal lawsuit in which Disney claims its free speech rights were violated by the Republican leader, the company won't be the last entity to be punished over supporting a "disfavored viewpoint," Disney said in court papers on Monday.

The First Amendment protects the right of free speech even if it goes against government powers, Disney said in court documents asking a judge to reject DeSantis' motion to dismiss the entertainment giant's First Amendment lawsuit in Tallahassee.

The Disney lawsuit says DeSantis unconstitutionally revamped and took over Walt Disney World's governing district in retaliation after Disney publicly opposed a state law banning classroom lessons on sexual orientation and gender identity in early grades. The law was championed by DeSantis, who currently is running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.

Before the takeover by DeSantis appointees earlier this year, the district had been controlled by Disney supporters during its five-decades existence running municipal services for Disney World's 25,000 acres (10,117 hectares), performing such functions as road repairs and waste collection.

"If the line is not drawn here, there is no line at all," Disney said Monday. "The retaliation against Disney for crossing the Governor's 'line' was swift and severe: for the explicitly-stated purpose of punishing Disney for its comments, the State immediately stripped Disney of its voting rights in the governing body that oversees Disney's use of its own private property."

1 comment:

Edzilla said...

Old DeSanctimonious said "woke" was a pernicious ideology and then proceeded to go speak at a church in front of a bunch of religious fundamentalists... which is an irrational ideology. It's one thing to call out the political beliefs of others but when you pander to people more extreme then the "woke" crowd, suffice to say you cannot be taken seriously. But this is probably not how he sees things because of the conservative mindset, traditional institutions are superior etc. How's that superiority looking these days? They voted for a right wing mad man with irrational beliefs himself!