As the radical left pushes energy restrictions that force climate change hysteria onto consumers, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill preventing cities from banning fossil fuel usage. Predictably, progressives are beside themselves blaming him for destroying the world within the next five years or so when the long-predicted climate apocalypse (this latest one, at least) is supposed to take place.
The bill, SB 1128/HB 919, takes what several other states have done and goes a step further in preventing local government overreach. It covers pretty much every possible way the left can limit citizens and businesses from using fossil fuels, stating that cities “may not enact or enforce a resolution, ordinance, rule, code, policy, or take any action that restricts or prohibits or has the effect of restricting or prohibiting the types or fuel sources of energy production.”
This isn’t the only thing putting DeSantis in the news. His ban of Critical Race Theory in schools has leftists unhinged. As The Right Scoop noted, “But the Critical Race Theory thing really has them losing their minds. And one in particular is just darn HILARIOUS. It’s perfect.”
— DeSantis Derangement Syndrome (@DeSantisandCo) June 25, 2021
The tenets of limited-government federalism allow cities and states to make their own decisions about how they want to govern. But when those policies interfere with individuals, families, and businesses in ways that limit their liberty, it’s incumbent for other levels of government to step in. Preventing authoritarianism by cities has become a staple of the DeSantis office and these latest bills perpetuate his growing legend.
When authoritarianism strikes at the federal or state levels, it’s incumbent on counties and cities to fight for the rights of their citizens. The reverse holds true when cities strike out against the people. Ron DeSantis is protecting the rights of his constituents.
YouTube, Spotify, and other Big Tech platforms are taking Freedom First Network down
It’s no secret we speak our minds and bring on guests who do the same. That’s one of the biggest reasons we put together the Freedom First Network in the first place. There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright coverup the truth at worst. Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
We have had our YouTube channel taken down. Many of our shows have been suppressed or removed by Facebook and Twitter. Spotify banned one of our shows completely from their platform. Google hates us. We’ve even been censored by some of the smaller players like Medium, Transistor, and Captivate. But we stand behind our reporting and perspectives and we refuse to bow down to Big Tech tyranny for the sake of pageviews or video plays.
This isn’t the easiest road to travel, especially for a media company that is so new. We launched Freedom First Network in 2020 to fight against the very censorship that we’re seeing so widespread today. We have found great homes for our content on freer speech platforms like Rumble and we’re putting our best efforts forward into building our presence on Locals. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need help.
One of the things cofounders Jeff Dornik and JD Rucker agreed to from the start was to never be the pawns of companies that do not embrace our worldview. Finding advertisers and affiliates is easy; we receive requests by companies wanting to be pushed on our shows every day. But it’s important to us that we’re promoting companies, services, and products that are beneficial to maintaining a Freedom First stance in America. As a result, we do not take on sponsors easily. We would rather rely on our own products like Freedom First Coffee and the support of our wonderful viewers, listeners, and readers.
Those who want to support us and help keep the fight for America’s future moving forward can do so by donating through our Locals page. There, you can donate monthly or one-time. Some have told us to use Patreon or GoFundMe, but both of those platforms have demonstrated a hatred for free speech. Locals does not. They embrace it. We encourage everyone to join us on Locals, but donations are greatly appreciated as well. We do not have day jobs. Our fight for freedom is a full-time gig.
Please feel free to reach out to us through our contact form. It goes directly to our founders, so if you’re interested in getting involved, investing, sponsoring, or even bringing a show to our network, let us know. May God Bless the United States of America!