Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Legislation to Protect Floridians from a Federally Controlled Central Bank Digital Currency and Surveillance State

Press release from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced comprehensive legislation to protect Floridians from the Biden administration’s weaponization of the financial sector through a Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

The legislative proposal protects consumers and businesses from a federally controlled CBDC by:

  • Expressly prohibiting the use of a federally adopted Central Bank Digital Currency as money within Florida’s Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).
  • Instituting protections against a central global currency by prohibiting any CBDC issued by a foreign reserve or foreign-sanctioned central bank.
  • Calling on like-minded states to join Florida in adopting similar prohibitions within their respective Commercial Codes to fight back against this concept nationwide.

“The Biden administration’s efforts to inject a Centralized Bank Digital Currency is about surveillance and control,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “Today’s announcement will protect Florida consumers and businesses from the reckless adoption of a ‘centralized digital dollar’ which will stifle innovation and promote government-sanctioned surveillance. Florida will not side with economic central planners; we will not adopt policies that threaten personal economic freedom and security.”

“Governor DeSantis is ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting individual rights. A Central Bank Digital Currency is the cornerstone of a federal government that could track each and every transaction that happens in the world,” said State Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. “There would be no privacy, and if there is no privacy, there are no rights. In the same way, Florida is fighting back against the IRS, we need to fight back against this program. It’s how we protect freedom, liberty, and prosperity.”

“This proposal continues the strong track record of Governor DeSantis pushing back on an overreaching federal government,” said Foundation for Government Accountability CEO Tarren Bragdon. “Our money says In God We Trust. The central bank digital currency changes that to In Government We Trust. That’s wrong, and I am grateful for the Governor’s continued pushback of an out-of-control DC bureaucracy.”

A federally-controlled Central Bank Digital Currency is the most recent way the Davos elites are attempting to backdoor woke ideology like Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) into the United States financial system, threatening individual privacy and economic freedom. Unlike a decentralized digital currency, a CBDC is directly controlled and issued by the government to consumers, giving government bureaucrats the ability to see all consumer activity and the power to cut off access to goods and services for consumers.

Additionally, a federally-sanctioned CBDC as proposed by the Biden administration would diminish the role of community banks and credit unions in our financial system as CBDC currency would be a direct liability of the Federal government, rather than of a chartered financial institution, shrinking market lending power.

Today’s announcement builds on a series of actions taken by the Governor to prevent the proliferation of woke ideology into the financial sector and American daily living and the Biden administration’s continued efforts to promote a central control state, including leading an alliance of 18 states to fight against Biden’s ESG financial fraud.

  • Gee, thanks for another press release from the office of Governor Perpetual Cultural War.

      • I’m assuming you’re calling Jazzman an idiot, but on the off chance you are referring to someone else, I can’t give you a thumbs up.

    • Government is NOT our god. Why do you hate freedom & liberty so much that you want to enslave everyone on the planet with new world order, one world global totalitarian government? The devil is so good that he makes you think he doesn’t exist….sounds nice…end world hunger, end homelessness, stop climate change, social justice, CO2 regulation, mandatory VAX and Vaccine passports in order to travel, end private property rights, digital currency, sustainable smart cities, 15 min cities, “you will own nothing and be happy”…the prison planet = hell
      On earth. Drop dead satan.

        • Not your one world fascist Marxist commie totalitarianism government…

          Desantis is for the US Constitution and our unalienable rights. He is for peace, freedom, & liberty. God bless America and the US Constitution.

          • Sure, that’s why he tries to take over private businesses that have CEOs who criticize him, tells other businesses they can’t action to protect their employees and customers from a pandemic, removes a twice elected local official for saying something he didn’t like, and threatening another. A real constitutionalist!

        • We need a local government to get some things done. But it is easier to let a local government know what we want or vote them out if they decide to do their own thing instead of what the local people want.

  • DeS is posturing so hard against . . .nothing. There is no ‘there’ there. However there are enough people who respond to empty fear-mongering that he might just get that nomination.

    It is amazing how many respond to DeS and his shadow boxing.

    • Apparently, you have no clue what one world government agenda means. You are blind to the plans of the Great reset to turn nations under to a central control by the elites that believe their ideas should be implemented without the democratic process of VOTING on any of their globalist new world order agenda. Basically, they are seeking to control your ability to buy depending on your live credit! Which means they have the power to cut you off however they see fit! Wake up! You obviously don’t see the freedoms lost in this financial set up! Take the blinders off. DeSantis is right to intercept this evil ideology! Thank you, Governor!

      • Marie, the Governor is the enemy of voting in Florida. He has replaced a twice elected DA, in our county has replaced a school board member and a county commissioner with people of his party who have never been elected here, were voted out, and never will be elected, and is on track to replace the elected leaders of Gainesville with an unelected board chosen by him.

        • Jazzman. What the governor has done is to uphold honesty and integrity. The examples which you have stated are simply without truth.
          You are one of the blind followers of a one party system.
          DeSantis could cure cancer and your like would still hate him. There’s no pleasing the ignorant.

          • You are the ignorant one! This is not Cuba and De Santos is not Castro or any other dictator. He is racist and so is Trump. Also, they think they are God. The Dems better find a good candidate to run for president or this country is lost.

          • Since you didn’t and can’t counter any of the facts I posted above, and somehow think you can judge truth and that DeSantis is honest, I think the “blind follower” is you in this discussion is you.

          • You presented a tiny slice of the facts, completely omitting the valid reasons for the intrusion: failure to keep accurate records needed for an audit, and potential economic failure of a public utility due to mismanagement.

        • yet he was voted in by a large majority that included intelligent democrats!!!

        • He replaced the DA because the DA publicly stated he would not prosecute anyone who broke Florida laws that he, the DA, didn’t personally approve of.

      • Delusional. The worst part about being a cult member is not knowing you’re in a cult. Try reading some actual news instead of watching a steady stream of Fox and NewsMax.

    • I’m a rational voter who works for a living. Anything that involves finances that coming from the current residence of the wh is for contro and surveillance. It’s about FREEDOM!

    • DeSantis hasn’t even mentioned running. Stop your careless opinion of our great Governor. He believes in protecting our freedoms harder than you can see. He stands up for protection of children from being subject to sexual orientation indoctrinations up to the age of 8, but the crooked media lies and twists the Governor’s rationales on many topics. They are not truth telling journalists but politically bias organizations weaponized to bash the opposing party in all their deceptive reporting. Don’t fall for theweaponized politically biased media outlets. They are totally dishonorable and a disgrace!

        • As if laws would get in the way of DeSantis, his legislature, and his hand picked state supreme court! They can do whatever they want, and are. Most of you apparently don’t get that the expansion of the powers of the state government set precedent and someday you may not like who runs it. Think your local governments and school boards will be able to stand up to it? Think again. Tallahassee decides almost anything now, and what it doesn’t won’t last that way long (In the legislature now are bills which would take away decisions on the removal of confederate monuments from local governments, as well as passing and enforcement of water quality protections, heights of buildings, and zoning regulations. They already made it easy for private businesses to sue local governments for perceived losses, but hey, NOT THE STATE. Hey Ron and Tally knows best!

      • Unlike you, my posts are substantive, but probably too much for your delicate ears, snowflake.

    • There you go jazzman, another article from the federal reserve aka government. Keep believing it

      • Dude, hate to shock you, but the “governor” is in the “government”. Get it? Think about it.

    • If you hate our governor so much, there are options for you, like moving to NY, NJ, CA or even DC and enjoy their draconian ways.

    • Wow! So you approve of all that Biden has done. You can’t see his agenda moving from pre-election bipartisan moderate, to forced reliance on government for income and health care, to communism by removing 1st. and 2nd. Amendment rights; controlling how businesses invest; playing games with China at our expense; lying about climate change; controlling the appliances we use and the cars we drive; allowing illegals into our Country with the aspirations of allowing the to vote. YOU SIR ARE BLIND or in complete denial. This is not your favorite sports team you are rooting for, this is your and your families wellbeing.

      • JD, I didn’t say that, nor do I support everything Biden says or does.. I do know that it is not usual or desirable for the governor of a state to spend time everyday blasting whoever is the president, especially when we expect and need our leaders to work together. In the case of Florida, and the regularity of hurricanes, this a essential and the feds under Biden have not let us down, has sent without prejudice money from the passed infrastructure bill to Florida (and which DeSantis spreads around, taking credit for it), helped out on the condo crash, nor does he spend important time in his days blasting DeSantis. You don’t get that Ron is either deranged or only focused on running for president? Think about it.

    • Thank you for the link that you apparently didn’t read. The paper that you tout completely glosses over HOW the federal government will ENSURE privacy. It goes on to praise the CBDC and all of its POTENTIAL benefits without addressing SPECIFICS on how it will protect citizens. Read the article yourself. A CBDC will absolutely allow the federal government to track and/or prevent citizens from accessing their funds. No thank you.


      • I’m glad you were able to benefit from reading the article I posted and if you have another that isn’t from a politician, please share it. In the meantime I would note that there has been no decision by anyone to promote the idea, nor is there any momentum to do so. But hey, Ron has gotten people stirred up about other non-events, and that is his true talent.

    • Jazzhole: deSantis is needed in Florida to hold the line…Trump is needed in the DC to preserve the US constitution. F the WHO, the UN, & WEF. God bless America!

  • The gov really said “the Davos elites are attempting to backdoor woke ideology.” Wow just wow. Methinks TinyD’s tinfoil hat is on too tight.

  • Thank you Governor Ron sooooo much for protecting this state and my pockets

  • Hallelujah and Amen!
    The demonic global Illuminati are doing the work of Satan steroids nowadays! They must be stopped, including their MSM puppets, the unelected elitists all!

  • Dogs bark, cats meow, and politicians run for office often on the backs of issues of their own creation. This is not one of them.

    Once upon a time the states’ interests were represented by their US Senators under Article 1 of the US Constitution. Since neither house in the legislature does much more than partisan pleasuring of themselves while perpetually running for re-election, the next level of protection of the states’ interests are the states themselves through their legislatures and governors.

    The US Congress is a Potemkin village with Biden as its mayor. It is then understandable – if understanding is the point – why states are taking action on their own and, for the most part, gaining popular support from their state constituents.

    It is also notable the CBDC, as proposed, has not passed been billed in the US House but has been touted by the Biden appointees.

    Is Gov. DeSantis reacting to a real threat or posturing for political gain? It’s probably both but the CBDC is not an issue of his making and a saavy political observer may conclude Biden is baiting the governor with anything that may stick through 2024.

    But, agree or disagree with Gov. DeSantis on any or all issues, he is doing something D.C. hasn’t seen for some time; leading.

    That partially explains why he is so feared by the opposition.

  • Gov DeSantis needs to push back of the home and car insurance companies who is ripping people off..

    • Desantis needs to take over the city & GRU so they don’t keep ripping people off.

  • CBDC and the Vax passports are the MOTB…ESG is what has ruined the C of G and GRU…ESG & CBDC are United Nations & World Economic Forum (WEF) ideology being implemented here in the US and locally…it’s all part of the great reset…

    An example locally: Hanrahan’s implementation UN Kyoto protocol & agenda 21 in GNV going biomass to stop Climate change ruined our utility and now the Governor has to bail out GNV. Satan’s
    Minions are hiding behind the environment. Resist mandatory VAX
    and vaccine passports.

  • How will this “help” keep criminals from hurting us? DeSantis is just stupid and mean. By hating on Biden, he is hurting Floridians in so many ways it is just pathetic, like him.

  • Well, I thought censorship of media was against the law, but the current leaders are doing it without any resistance. Will this legislation be similarly disregarded?

  • Dear Governor: I appreciate you think that protecting us from made up issues like CBDC is a priority for your administration, but the great State of Florida is in the middle of an insurance crisis that will topple our paradise and you and your legislature are playing dumb on the issue. If you want to prove your leadership, try getting out in front of the insurance crisis instead of hiding behind your nonsensical woke agenda.

  • Ronnie D, let me give you my woke agenda story. I woke up yesterday and opened the insurance renewal for my home. The rate had jumped from $5,400. to over $10,000. for a policy with a 5% wind deductible, on a property that’s never had a claim. That will wake anyone up and when everyone else in the State gets their renewal rates I think you’ll get “woke” up too.

    • JJ: I opened by GRU electric bill and that’s worse. It ain’t the insurance companies, it’s fake accident claims and Ambulance chasers. Some people make a living off of slip & fall and minor fender benders, & insurance fraud.

  • Ask the Canadian truckers how they feel about CBDC. Wait for the day when you say something negative about democratic policy and then find you have lost access to your online accounts and ATM’s.

  • I hope other states join in. When more states join Florida then it will obviate the need to ever issue this digital currency. Who needs it? Thank you Governor.

  • Yeah, Governor DeSantis!!! Florida and this nation owes you a great thanks for guarding our freedom and denying Big Government ‘s attempts to enslave the US population! Well done fellow Patriot!

  • Even though I have my own opinion, I am not really into politics as much as I should be, with that being said, I think that Governor DeSantos efforts to squash any effort by the federal government to institute a CBDC is a on par with individual rights and the decentralization of government control over its citizens. Not to mention that the CBDC idea sounds very close to being a possible method to usher in the one world government alluded to in the book of Revelation in the New Testament. Just sayin’…

  • Ridiculous thinking. Almost all financial transactions today are done digitally. Would you rather deposit that check on your smart phone or drive through traffic to make a bank deposit. Stopping so called wokeness has become woke.

    • No, that can’t be true! When I deposited a check from a client for $10k ( I am a builder), the bank sent a guy in an F-150 to go get the bills from the writers bank and put in mine.

  • I support governor DeSantis and his opposition to the digital central banking apparatus. The New World order is trying to cram down our throats but if the United States government does it, how can a state stop it due to the supremacy clause of the United States Constitution?

  • So ,the question should be , Who are these people we never voted for ? , Who autherised them to make these decisions on our behalf ? , Are we sure we know who the ” Powers behind the throne actually are ?,Sounds a bit ” PROCRUSTIAN ” to me !!

    • Shwab from the WEF is a good start. He says his next crisis will be much worse than the scamdemic which he said was “the perfect cover to implement the great teset”….

      • Typo: great reset, not teset.
        The Covid scamdemic was the perfect cover to implement the great reset. Part of the great reset
        Is digital cash tied to a social justice score….

  • DeSantis is crazy as a loon. Every time he opposes something, we Floridians have less freedom to choose for ourselves. That is Germany of the 30’s. BBB

  • For those who hate DeSantis stop the vile criticism. Don’t move to Fl, stay in CA or NY thank you

  • FL is going to print and trade with their own currency….
    what, turtle shells?

  • The nazi dictator at work again talk about wanting to control everything!

  • If Biden keeps making things worse, we will have to have a convention of the states to fix things.

  • Governor DeSantis is the one obsessed with controlling the people of Florida by his stupid woke ideology, a system that he has made up to control the people of Florida. He is tearing down the state with his obsession of controlling everything in Florida. He has ambitions of doing the same to the country. HE MUST BE STOPPED!

  • Go Governor We need to protect our cash and financial rights. No more Government control keep the feds out of my business

  • So what your saying GOVNR Ronnie DeSantis is that you are going to tell us what we can think and do? That is not what the GOP stands for. The GOP is against any Governmental over sight at the Federal, State or local levels. Your just changing who will tell us what to do, DeSantis instead of Biden. How about a 3rd option? In God we trust or are you telling us not to trust our Lord and Savior but rather trust you? It’s just trading one demigod for another. I say no to both you and Biden and trust God before all others.

  • Our country should get behind this! We can not let this happen! Florida can not lose Desantis!

  • Wake up America. Joe Biden is not your president. He is a stooge employed by the NWO/WEF elites. They are working hard to enslave the world through technology and if we all don’t pay attention and fight them we will become their slaves. We are very fortunate that a few leaders like DeSantis are aware and willing to fight them.

  • I totally agree, with Governor DeSantis. Normally I don’t on some of his agendas, but this I feel very strongly about I’ve been digital currency and I don’t like I’m glad that he’s looking out for the state of Florida…

  • Thank goodness. I am so happy to hear this. I love our brave, honorable Governor. May God bless him and his family 🙏

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