(Brought to Floridians by "Small Government GOP" and Ron Der Santis.)
It’s not just Der Santis that bloggers must register to write about, it's the lieutenant governor, a cabinet officer, or any member of the Florida legislature. People will still be allowed to write their blogs, they just have to register within five days of submitting the contents of it.
Let me repeat that: The Florida legislature (with Der Santis's input, I'm sure) want bloggers to register with the government before writing about the top officers of Florida's government.
This sounds awfully familiar. Where have I read about this intimidating boot-on-one's-neck sort of thing? Something to do with WWII. Yeah. That's it.
I wonder how this will all play out in Der Santis's unFree Floriduh.
Rick Wilson: "Requiring people to register with the Florida government in order to -- checks notes -- express opinions online or report on Prince Ronald the Delicate and other Florida officials seems...not super-Constitutional."
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Sen. Jason Brodeur (R-Lake Mary) wants bloggers who write about Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, and other members of the Florida executive cabinet or legislature to register with the state or face fines. Brodeur’s proposal, Senate Bill 1316: Information Dissemination, would require any blogger writing about government officials to register with the Florida Office of Legislative Services or the Commission on Ethics.
Also, this -- a Florida legislator wants to get rid of the Democratic Party of Florida through legislation.
This is your insane GQP at work.
Yet, if you read any of the Libertarian/Trumpian blogs, they continue to claim that it's the Democrats that are destroying the country with their insane ideas.
They refuse to see what's happening right in front of their noses.