New Florida Residents Credit Ron DeSantis for State's Success

New Florida Residents Credit Ron DeSantis for State's Success

Florida's rising popularity is no longer fiction

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
December 22, 2021

As Americans from across the nation pack their bags for Florida in droves, new Florida residents are crediting Governor Ron DeSantis' (R-FL) policies for successfully fighting crime.

Previously, The Floridian reported a new measure by Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL), that would keep a database to track repeat theft and organized crime offenders to curb the concerning increasing crime statistics.

Appearing on Fox News' "Faulkner Focus" hosted by Harris Faulkner,  AG Moody announced the beginning of this new program to counter the rising, "smash and grab," retail thefts as well.  Progressive bail policies in California have also allowed for this criminal activity to occur.

The Attorney General then blamed, "Liberal policies," as well as the Defund the Police movement for accelerating crime across the United States.  But many Democrats could have dismissed this as merely a political opinion.

However, with the growing size of the state of Florida, many who have lived in these big metropolitan areas and now reside in the Sunshine State are giving credit where credit is due and praising Ron DeSantis for successfully combating crime.

Paula Miller, who used to live in Evanston, Illinois — just 12 miles north of Downtown Chicago is one of these individuals.  "I'm one who told myself when I was younger, 'I am never moving to Florida. That's where people go to die,'" Paula Miller told Fox News Digital. "But I've changed my mind, and it really didn't have so much to do with the weather."

"The taxes I was paying in Cook County … were getting really insane. My property tax went up $1,000 in one year. And I realized that that trend was going to continue," Miller added.

Miller added that she feels "truly safe" in Florida because Governor Ron DeSantis "is a law-and-order governor."

Her hometown was also politically pitted against a place like Florida, where Evanston, IL was the first town in the country to pay reparations to black residents in March of 2021.

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied Political Science, Religion and Criminology. He has been a reporter for the Floridian since January of 2021 and will start law school in 2024.

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