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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: "We are going to take our freedom back!" in address to Republican Jewish Coalition conference

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Republican
Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting at
The Venetian on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, in Las Vegas. 
(Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis  pointed out his support for Israel and his accomplishments as governor of Florida, including banning ballot-harvesting, and his support for Israel  and Zionists in addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, November 6, 2021.

Speech video transcription: GOV. DeSANTIS: "Well, good morning! I'm proud to be the governor of the freest state in these United States, the state of Florida. Over the last year and a half in Florida, we said very clearly we don't lock people down, we lift people up!

We will protect people's right to work. We'll protect businesses' right to operate. And we will make sure that every child in Florida has a right to be in school in person. We have done that. And the result is Florida is booming like never before.

Transcription: "We reject a Faucian dystopia in which people's freedoms are curtailed and their lives are destroyed from bureaucratic edicts by people like Fauci who do not care about your hopes, dreams and aspirations. We have the lowest tax burden in the United States of America, per capita. [applause] And we spend very wisely, the state that's closest to us in population is the state of New York. Florida has about three million more people than New York does. And yet New York's budget is over twice the size of the state of Florida's budget. Do they have better infrastructure? Better roads? No. Not better education. Florida K-12, latest achievement rankings by education week puts Florida number three in the entire country!

And we have the number -- [applause] and we have the number 1 ranked, public university system - five years running by U.S. News and World Report.