Disney was in bed with DeSantis and the Republicans-- financially speaking-- for so long that I can't say I don't relish their troubles now as DeSantis tries to make an example of them in his crack down on any semblance of independent thought in the business community.
All fascists, certainly DeSantis included, abhor free speech and free thought. Alison Durkee reported yesterday that "If Disney chooses to fight Reedy Creek’s dissolution, the company could also argue the state violated its First Amendment rights by retaliating against Disney over HB 1557, legal experts note." But DeSantis' bitter war against the First Amendment yesterday wasn't only about Disney.
DeSantis also signed a bill his puppet legislature passed that "that prohibits 'picketing and protesting' outside someone's private residence. The news comes following a wave of protests over abortion rights, many of which have taken place outside lawmakers' communities and homes." Clearly unconstitutional too the core! But popular among the fascist zombies this month.
The law makes it a second-degree misdemeanor to protest in a way that intentionally harasses or disturbs someone in their home. Violators face 60 days in jail and fines of up to $500.
The Republican governor said the new law will prevent protests in Florida like those staged by abortion rights protesters in front of the homes of U.S. Supreme Court justices' homes near Washington, D.C.
..."Sending unruly mobs to private residences, like we have seen with the angry crowds in front of the homes of Supreme Court justices, is inappropriate, "DeSantis said in a statement Monday. "This bill will provide protection to those living in residential communities and I am glad to sign it into law."
The law takes effect October 1 and anyone found guilty (a second-degree misdemeanor) of constitutionally-protected behavior under it, could face jail and a fine before some court throws it out.
Damn shame the Florida Democratic Party-- just like the Ohio Democratic Party-- was allowed to atrophy and die. Otherwise we could be looking at a reelection failure for the country's most destructive governor in November-- instead of another stepping stone for his lurch towards the White House.