Remember when politicians didn’t just promote the rule of law — within reason — as a campaign promise that they have no intention of keeping? It seems like it’s been a while, but during the signing ceremony of the Combatting Public Disorder Act, which has publicly been debated as the “anti-riot bill,” Polk County, Fla. Sheriff Grady Judd called out those who might oppose the bill that was signed on Monday by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Judd spoke to onlookers and reporters about how wonderful the state of Florida is and how the newly signed bill will aid in keeping visitors and citizens of the state safe.
“Florida is a unique place and a special place. It's where we work, where we live, but it's also where the world comes to play, to bring their children,” Judd said, “and their children have a right to be safe.”
The sheriff used pictures of riots and actual peaceful protests and held them side-by-side to convey to the public what the difference is and which will garner the attention of authorities.
“Pay attention, we got a new law and we're going to use it if you make us,” said Judd. “We're going to protect the people.”
While Judd spoke about how Florida is a “special place” and how people from all over the world like to come to Florida for vacation, he decided to call out those who might be moving into the state — presumably because of the draconian measures of their previous state of residence.
“So, we only want to share one thing as you move in hundreds a day: ‘Welcome to Florida!’ But don't register to vote and vote the stupid way you did up north, you'll get what they got!” Judd said toward the end of his speech.
For video of Judd’s full comments, watch below:
H/T: The Blaze