I have lived in Georgia all of my life. Throughout my childhood, my family joyfully vacationed each summer in Jacksonville Beach, Florida at the now defunct Silver Sea Motel. What wonderful memories.
And I have always had a little love affair with the state just south of us. Beaches on both sides! Oranges! Disney! Cruise Departure! Sunshine! Coconut sunscreen fragrance! Escape!
But no more.
“Governor” Ron DeSantis, with his agenda of hatred and exclusion for anyone who doesn’t look and think like him, has created what I believe is as potentially dangerous as Hitler’s rise to power in Nazi Germany.
And like with Hitler, millions of the Blind to Truth are following his down-with-democracy spiral.
DeSantis: In the sunshine state (and if he gets his way, in the nation) we don’t want Gays. And down with Drag Queens. We don’t like the history of Black People, or even Black People as far as that is concerned. Hispanics? Nah. A Woman’s Right to Control Her Body? Are you kidding? And common sense gun laws? Absolutely not!
Thank goodness we have leaders who will courageously warn us of the horrors of DeSantis and his ilk.
My African-American husband HR and I will not be going to Florida anytime soon. It’s too dangerous.
I love this truthfully encouraging quote from our (by which I mean Georgia’s) senator Raphael Warnock …
“A vote is a prayer about the kind of world we want to live in. And prayers are stronger when we pray together.”
As you may know, on December 6 there is an important senatorial runoff in my state of Georgia between Warnock and Herschel Walker.
I know that many who care not about facts will of course disagree, but Walker has shown himself to be a repeated liar (“I am a deputy!”), a horrendous hypocrite (“I am anti-abortion” while paying for multiple abortions for his lovers), a terrible father (his son says he was never there for him), “pro-family” (which means that he is against my being able to stay married to my husband Robert), “pro-life” which means he is against a woman’s right to have autonomy over her own body, an election denier (“Trump won” — of course Trump won, he groomed and endorsed you), etc, etc, etc.
Here is a link to an article from Georgia Public Broadcasting highlighting the two candidates’ stands on major issues …