Here’s what Governor DeSantis said at the Pulse Gala

Pulse Life Advocates was honored to have Florida Governor and presidential candidate, Ron DeSantis, speak at our Christmas Gala in November. With the Iowa Caucuses upon us this Monday night, let’s take a look back at what he had to say. Here are a few DeSantis quotes:

Talking about rights …

“Our country is based on the idea that our rights are endowed by God, beginning with the right to life, as well as the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That is in the Declaration of independence.  That’s how our founders conceived of this country. It’s based on the idea that there is a higher power. And people throughout our history have recognized that.

When  you swear the oath to support and defend the constitution, it was framed against that backdrop in the Declaration of independence to say [that] this country is founded on that idea. Your rights do not come from government. They come from our creator, the Lord our God.”


“You have to have citizens that have a good foundation on American Freedom and understand that our rights come from God, not from government. I think people see that we are losing that.”


“But this is an important right: Parents rights. Making sure we’re educating, not indoctrinating. I think the success of this country hangs in the balance … “


“I never thought in a million years that anyone would ever use our children as vehicles to advance their ideology and their agenda. We always thought that the kids were hands off.”

Talking about conviction politics …

“When you are in a position of leadership, you know, why are you there? [Is it] to always choose the path of least political resistance? The way I’ve governed myself in terms of all this is: I just want to be able to look in the mirror and know I did the right thing for the right reason and to just let the chips fall where they may.  But you can’t contort yourself into a pretzel. You can’t try to be something that you are not. Just tell people what you believe and let her rip.”

Governor DeSantis has been unwavering in his pro-life convictions. If you’d like to take a deeper dive into what Governor DeSantis had to say at our banquet, his talk begins at the 57:55 mark in the video above.

See you at the caucuses Monday night!

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