(Liberty Bell) – Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to prove he’s the kind of man that will not bow the knee to the woke giants of the world, instead, opting to uses his power, influence, and legal authority to cut them down to size, providing an example for the rest of us on how to develop a steel spine and not allow these corporations and individuals to destroy our nation with their depraved principles and ideologies.
First, DeSantis took on Disney when they attempted to take steps against him for his parental rights in education bill, which prevents teachers from indoctrinating children with gender identity issues between kindergarten and third grade. He won that battle by stripping the theme park from the special privilege it had for governing itself despite being located in the state of Florida.
And now, according to The Western Journal, DeSantis is taking on another woke giant, Paypal. You can guarantee he’s going to take this one down too.
The WJ report says, “Florida’s Voice reported that Moms for Liberty, a conservative non-profit that advocates for parental rights in schools, has received many of its donations through PayPal.”
It continues, “On July 15, while DeSantis was giving a speech at the Moms for Liberty National Summit, the organization’s co-founder, Tina Descovich, received a notification from the company.”
The Moms for Liberty accounts were officially frozen.
“While he’s speaking, I started getting emails … that PayPal has stopped processing one by one all of our monthly donors,” Descovich went on to say, according to a report from Florida’s Voice.
At this point, PayPal thought they would be sneaky and pull off a low down, dirty trick.
“PayPal told Descovich that they could not operate on the platform until the IRS approved the organization’s paperwork. However, Descovich said [that] PayPal had already accepted the paperwork they filed with the IRS, which is backlogged, in January of 2021,” Florida’s Voice goes on to report.
Then over several days, Descovich tries to make things right with the company, but those efforts fail. PayPal simply refuses to release the cash that rightfully belongs to Moms for Liberty.
This is not a good business practice, folks. A processing service like this should not be concerned with whether or not a group is conservative or liberal. They should be concerned about actual, legitimate crime and fraud being perpetrated through their platform, but political groups should not be hounded simply because their beliefs are different from the guy who owns the company. That’s bad for business.
However, after this came about, DeSantis got involved and once again showed the country what true leadership looks like.
“During a news conference on Wednesday, DeSantis announced he would be launching an initiative to ‘prohibit big banks, credit card companies and money transmitters from discriminating against customers for their religious, political, or social beliefs,'” the Western Journal says.
Well, wouldn’t you know? PayPal suddenly released the money back to Moms for Liberty.
Last week Tina Descovich, Co-Founder of @Moms4Liberty, shared that PayPal locked their account and withheld funds with no warning or justification.
Days after our event, their funds were released.
Florida has put WOKE banking on notice. pic.twitter.com/p2e9yisC4V
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 1, 2022
“Last week Tina Descovich, Co-Founder of [Moms for Liberty], shared that PayPal locked their account and withheld funds with no warning or justification. Days after our event, their funds were released. Florida has put WOKE banking on notice,” DeSantis said in a tweet shared on Monday.
Desovich believes the sudden about-face from PayPal was due to the announcement made by DeSantis.
“I do think it helps. I have no other explanation why I have no messages from PayPal that they reversed anything. I have not sent them any more documents to change the status,” Descovich remarked. “So the only thing I have to point to is that they saw the governor’s press conference and decided to change their minds.”
As noted at the beginning of the piece, DeSantis also took on Disney this year and managed to slay the giant.
“On April 22, the Florida governor signed a bill effectively terminating the Walt Disney Company’s special tax district surrounding the famous Orlando theme park. DeSantis did so in direct response to Disney’s inappropriate LGBT agenda and partisan political posturing,” the Western Journal reported.
That decision had a colossal impact.
It seems that in the wake of the passing of the bill, many American CEOs across the country started to rethink tying politics into their companies.
The fact that DeSantis had a similar victory with PayPal suggests this will have a similar effect.
The woke mobs fear DeSantis, and that is a great thing for the American people.
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