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Florida's New Law Enforcement Protection Act

  • Florida's New Law Enforcement Protection Act

By Capt Joseph R. John, September 25, 2020; Op Ed #510

An endorsed and elected Combat Veteran For Congress, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Lcdr-USNR (JAGC), proposed Florida’ new Law Enforcement Protection Act, which will soon pass.  That Law Enforcement Protection Act is the most comprehensive law every drawn up to protect American Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and the personal property of American Citizens in the nation.  Details of the provisions of Florida’s new Law Enforcement Protection Act are explained by Gov DeSantis in the video that can be listened to, by clicking on the following link

If the Governors of the other 49 states in the US passed a Law Enforcement Protection Act for their states with the same provisions as those outlined by Gov DeSantis, the violent riots, looting, and anarchy led by Black Lives Matter Marxists and Antifa Domestic Terrorists, who are the foot soldiers of the Socialist Democrat Party whose $2 billion destruction of personal property, murder of 700 Americans, attacks and ambushes of over 800 Law Enforcement Officers (requiring hospitalization) that occurred in 300+ Democrat-controlled Sanctuary Cities over the last 8 months would cease. 


The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC initially endorsed Lt Ron DeSantis, USNR (JAGC) in 2012 to run for Congress in the 6th Congressional District of Florida, and supported his re-elections in two subsequent Congressional elections until 2018, when Cong DeSantis announced his intention to run for Governor of Florida.  The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC then endorsed Cong DeSantis to run for Governor and aggressively promoted his candidacy.  On August 28, 2018, Cong DeSantis won the Republican primary for the gubernatorial election.  On September 10, 2018, Cong DeSantis resigned from his seat in the US House of Representatives to focus on his campaign for Governor of Florida.  


Cong DeSantis was officially certified as the winner of the general election for Governor of Florida on November 20, 2018.  Cong DeSantis was inaugurated as the 46th Governor of the State Florida in January 2019 and has served in that office ever since; Gov DeSantis’ initial endorsement bio as a Combat Veteran For Congress in 2012 is listed below.  Gov DeSantis' Military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (Meritorious service), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Gulf War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon.     


At age 42, Gov Ron DeSantis is the youngest incumbent governor of any state in the United States.  We encourage the recipients of this e-mail to lobby the governors of their individual states to pass a new Law Enforcement Protection Act for their individual states, with the same provisions as Governor DeSantis’ new Law Enforcement Protection Act in Florida.  Such a Law would help to put an end to the out of control violent rioting, looting, and anarchy in Blue Sanctuary States and Blue Sanctuary Cities controlled by Democrats.  


For 8 months, those Democrats Governors and Mayors have continued to refuse to rein in the out of control nightly rioting and anarchy.  The Governors and Mayors of the Blue States and Blue Cities continue to look the other way while thousands of their lawless Radical Leftists, Progressive, and Marxists white privileged students continued to riot in the streets every night.  At the same time, those Governors and Mayors continue to prevent their law abiding citizens from attending church services and the children in their states from returning to public and private schools, ignoring the fact and refusing to publish the fact that the survival rate from COVID-19 in the United States exceeds 99%. 


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Combat Veterans For Congress-----Embedded Integrity

The Combat Veterans For Congress PAC is endorsing the 63rd Combat Veteran For Congress; he is a fiscal and constitutional conservative candidate who will work to rein in the out-of-control spending of Congress and the Obama Administration.  LT Ron DeSantis, USNR (JAGC), a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach in St John’s County, is running for an open seat in the newly-created 6th Congressional District of Florida, which includes St. Johns, Flagger, Volusia, and Putnam Counties.  LT DeSantis was born on September 14, 1978 in Jacksonville, Florida.  Upon graduating from Dunedin High School in Dunedin, FL in June 1997, Ron matriculated at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut where he was captain of the varsity baseball team in his senior year.  He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in History on May 21, 2001.  Ron subsequently matriculated at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated with a Juris Doctor (JD) degree on June 9, 2005.

Ron DeSantis was sworn-in to the U.S. Navy at the US Naval Reserve Center, Dallas, TX in May 28, 2004, and was commissioned as an Ensign while still matriculating a Harvard Law School.  In August of 2005, Ensign DeSantis commenced training at both Naval Officer Indoctrination Training Course and the US Naval Justice School in Newport, RI.  On October 3, 2005 he was given constructive credit for attending law school and promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade.  LT (jg) DeSantis completed US Naval Justice School in Newport in December 2005.  In December 2005, LT (jg) DeSantis received orders to report to Trial Service Office Command South East at the US Naval Station, Mayport, FL as a Military Prosecutor (the name of the command was subsequently changed to Naval Region Legal Service Office South East). 

On June 1, 2006 LT (jg) DeSantis was promoted to Lieutenant.  LT DeSantis had recurring Temporary Duty Assignments on the staff of the Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Commander (JTF-GTMO), working directly for the JTF-GTMO Staff Judge Advocate on matters concerning the incarcerated terrorists at the Guantanamo Bay Joint Detention Facility; he was on duty in GTMO during Christmas of 2006.  In July 2007, LT DeSantis received orders to report to the Naval Special Warfare Command Group ONE in Coronado, California; he was assigned to SEAL Team ONE and ordered to deploy to Iraq on October 7, 2007 with the troop surge.  LT DeSantis was assigned as the Legal Advisor to the SEAL Commander, Special Operations Task Force-West in Fallujah in support of the counterinsurgency missions during the combat deployment of SEAL Team ONE with additional duty in Ramadi, Al Assad, Balad, and Baghdad.

LT DeSantis returned to CONUS on April 15, 2008, at which time he was reassigned to the Naval Region Legal Service Office, SE and earned an appointment with the U.S. Department of Justice to serve as a Federal Prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida until his orders elapsed on January 3, 2009.  LT DeSantis was then assigned as a Trial Defense Counsel for the Naval Region Legal Service Office, SE until he left active duty and was Honorably Discharged on February 28, 2010.  He accepted a commission as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve.

LT DeSantis’ current Reserve Billet is with Region Legal Service Office, SE; his duties include presiding over Article 32 investigations and providing command advice to Naval Reserve Commanding Officers, with various duty assignments at US Naval Station, Mayport, FL and the US Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL.  For his duty assignment with SEAL Team ONE in support of counterinsurgency missions in Iraq he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal (Meritorious Service), his other awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (Gold Star in lieu of 2nd Award), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Gulf War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. the Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Ribbon.    

Ron DeSantis is an accomplished military and federal prosecutor, has authored a book entitled Dreams From Our Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama which was published in 2011 (  Since the publication of Dreams from Our Founding Fathers, he has given speeches throughout Florida, including in Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Venice, Gainesville, and the Villages.  He has also been teaching U.S. Military Law at home and abroad – a course he personally designed based on his operational experiences and court-martial cases – at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, FL.  His writing has appeared in National Review Online, the Washington Times, The American Spectator, Human Events, and the American Thinker.

Ron has been endorsed by Erick Erickson the Managing editor of, has been lauded by Donald Trump, and is being supported by the former Jacksonville Mayor John Peayton.  He is a member of the VFW, the American Legion, Ponte Vedra Beach Republican Club, the Conservative Republican Forum of Jacksonville, the Association of the United States Navy, and Yale Baseball Alumni Association.  He has been married to Casey Black DeSantis for nearly three years; Casey is an Emmy Award-winning television host of the show “First Coast Living.” They attend Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

The Combat Veterans for Congress PAC is pleased to endorse LT Ron DeSantis, USNR (JAG) who will bring to Congress extraordinary public sector and private sector skills and wisdom to better solve problems and represent his Congressional District and the Republic. If you review Lt DeSantis’ positions on his website, you would be pleased with his stands; they agree with the Combat Veterans For Congress Mission Statement.  We look forward to working with LT DeSantis, and are pleased that a Combat Veteran of his caliber is running for Congress.

If you have friends, associates, or relatives who know voters in the 6th Congressional District of Florida, kindly pass this e-mail on to them, and ask them to support LT DeSantis by working in his campaign, providing financial support for his campaign in any amount, and/or by networking with others who would be willing to support his campaign.  The military is one of the few remaining institutions producing the caliber of men and women needed to restore this nation to the greatness our Founding Fathers envisioned.  We have endorsed another Combat Veteran For Congress that General George Washington would have approved of.  He is a Veteran who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”