WATCH: DeSantis says Floridians should not have to “live in a Faucian dystopia”

Speaking at a American Legislative Exchange Council Event Wednesday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis denounced lockdowns and argued Floridians should not have to “live in a Faucian dystopia.”

“I think it’s very important that we say unequivocally no to lockdowns, no to school closures, no to restrictions and no to mandates,” DeSantis said.

“Floridians are free to choose — and all Americans should be free to choose — how they govern their affairs, how they take care of themselves and our families, and they should not be consigned to live — regardless of which state in the union — consigned to live in a Faucian dystopia in which we’re governed by the whims of bureaucratic authorities who care little for our freedom, little for our aspirations and little for our happiness. No more. We can’t let it happen going forward,” he continued.

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