Gov. Ron Looks to Strip Disney of Strange Florida-Granted Power


Governor Ron DeSantis has long been working toward the goal of nearly-unmitigated freedom for the people of Floria, but there may be something else in the works as well.

You see, DeSantis has been the de facto #2 guy during very early 2024 presidential campaign discussions, despite his not having announced any sort of plans thus far.

There are some hints, however, that DeSantis’ maybe be seeking higher office, especially as he continues to raise his profile at a national level.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday that he is calling on the state legislature to consider legislation in a special session to dismantle special protections for Disney operating in Florida following the company’s opposition to a controversial parental rights bill.

“I am announcing today that we are expanding the call of what they are going to be considering,” DeSantis said during a press conference at The Villages in Florida. “Yes, they will be considering the congressional map but they also will be considering termination of all special districts that were enacted in Florida prior to 1968 and that includes the Reedy Creek Improvement District.”

And then, delivering some soundbites for the eager crowd:

DeSantis, whose comment drew applause from the crowd, has previously hinted at his support for repealing a 55-year-old state law that allows Disney to effectively govern itself on the grounds of Walt Disney World.

“What I would say as a matter of first principle is I don’t support special privileges in law just because a company is powerful and they’ve been able to wield a lot of power,” DeSantis said during a press conference last month.

DeSantis has wryly avoided answering any questions about his plans for 2024, but Donald Trump is reportedly annoyed that the Florida Governor hasn’t yet bent the knee for him.