Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis is protecting residents of his state from the insanity of wokeism as it invades influential organizations, like pro-sports teams and major corporations.
On Thursday, the America First Governor vetoed a funding bill earmarked for a spring training facility for the Tampa Bay Rays.
DeSantis cited the need to protect the state “against what very well may be a Biden-induced recession” at the signing ceremony. The facility in question, in Pasco County, would have cost $35 million.
The veto comes after the Rays did what most pro-sports teams are doing nowadays — get involved in politics.
The MLB team made a social media post in support of gun control legislation following a series of mass shootings, most recently in Uvalde, Texas.
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 26, 2022
The team also donated $50,000 to a far-left gun violence prevention organization called Everytown for Gun Safety and announced a partnership with the organization to “amplify facts about gun violence in America.”
Also included in the veto list were $20 million for a pair of state-owned jets and $75 million for an environmental and oceanographic research and training facility at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus.
DeSantis is vying for his second term as governor in the 2022 election, but he is widely talked about as a top-tier contender for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination should he choose to run.
Professional sports teams, whose entire function is to entertain, has veered significantly to the left in recent years, constantly pushing social justice messages to their audiences who could probably care less and are just interested in watching the game.
Sometimes it’s okay to just exist as a sports team, or an actor, or a CEO without knocking Americans over the head with radical leftism. Let us enjoy the simple pleasures in life without the added political messaging.
But now, because it’s financially advantageous, pro-athletes have ventured into social justice activism in order to cash in on the big bucks associated with woke big business.
Notice how none of these athletes – whether it be Colin Kapernick, Lebron James, or Gabe Kapler – ever make or support significant changes that could actually make a difference. Instead, they’re merely virtue signaling to the audiences of these games, like cowards.
Author: Nolan Sheridan