Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is currently running for the GOP presidential nomination, let the tiger claws rip, hack, and slash into the Biden administration and the mainstream media propagandists who are in their pockets, for mostly ignoring the horrific wildfires that ripped through a historic Hawaiian town last month, razing it to the ground. Honestly, it’s stuff like this that make folks more likely to start leaning into “conspiracy theories” to explain what took place in the disaster, as it certainly seems like the radical left is trying to hide something by turning a blind eye to the situation.
If the ideas, questions, and potential explanations being tossed about online aren’t true, why don’t the people who are involved in this mess just tell us the truth? Just a little something for you to ponder, dear reader.
According to the Daily Wire’s latest report, the Florida Republican made the comments while holding a press conference on Sunday where he chatted about what his state is doing to recover from the damage left behind by Hurricane Idalia.
“Do you trust the federal government to help, seeing what happened in Hawaii just a few weeks ago and in East Palestine a few months ago?” a reporter went on to ask the governor at the press conference in Yankeetown, Florida.
“I think that Maui is a total catastrophe, what happened there. And I don’t think we have all the answers to that. I think we should have all the answers to that. It’s interesting how incurious our corporate media is about what happened in Maui. I mean, I don’t see them interviewing parents who can’t find their kids and people we know, there’s a lot of people missing. So that was a total disaster, really, really heartbreaking to hear some of the stories, even though they’re not being publicized,” DeSantis replied.
He then added that what’s happening in Muai, and the hurricane situation in Florida are vastly different from each other due to the fact that Florida, which is under his administration’s leadership, takes action to prepare for natural disasters like hurricanes ahead of time.
“And really what the federal government’s role is, is just turning on programs that Congress has enacted over many, many years,” he explained. “And so it’s basically serving as a checkbook to get people reimbursed for debris cleanup, to give people individual assistance. And so in that sense, I think that that has been turned on, I anticipate that that will go smoothly. But most of the nuts and bolts is done by our local communities, and by the state of Florida. And that’s really how it should be, disaster response is really bottom up.”
The Florida governor also stated during the press conference that things in Florida are highly fine-tuned, so much so that local governments play a larger role in preparedness than that of the state government when it comes to issuing warnings to residents that their homes could potentially be in the path of a storm.
“And so you had that, you had the state managing and assisting and that’s really the bread and butter,” he added during the presser. “The checkbook from the feds is great and we’re going to – whatever resources are available as the governor, I’m going to pull those levers to be able to help Floridians. But we’re certainly not relying on the federal government to do the day to day heavy lifting.”
“We’re going to do that as Floridians, as people in the counties and municipalities and of course at the state level,” he said in conclusion.
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) September 4, 2023
Local government is the apparatus that should have the lion’s share of the work when it comes to preparedness for natural disasters, as it should for education, financial safety nets, and much more. You know why? Because they are the government closest to the people. Folks in a community can run for office and directly effect change and have a real voice in the form of government that most impacts their daily lives. A solid, strong local government is essential to maintaining liberty.
This is why Americans need to focus far more on local, county, and state politics than they do on the national stage, where, honestly, nothing seems to get done. If we spent more time attempting to influence the areas of politics that we are in most direct contact with, the ripples would eventually make their way to the federal government.