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“We Need Leaders Who Have Courage”

Florida Resident Robert Patterson, a Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran, shares his thoughts on Governor DeSantis.

I know what leadership looks like.

I served in the U.S. Army and was deployed to Vietnam, where I was a fire team leader of the 3d Platoon. While our squad leader and fellow comrades were pinned down by rocket-propelled grenade fire from two enemy bunkers, I along with two other members of the 3d Platoon moved through enemy fire.

By the grace of God, we were able to successfully destroy the bunkers and rescue our platoon. For my effort, I was awarded the Medal of Honor.

I say all of this to point out that I was fortunate to have found the courage to do what was required in that situation.

We need leaders in this country who have courage because our country is at a crossroads. Inflation is through the roof, our police departments have been defunded, crime is skyrocketing, our children are being indoctrinated, and we lack strong leadership in the White House.

But in Florida, thanks to Governor Ron DeSantis, who also served in the U.S. Military, we not only have bold leadership, we have someone who is willing to take a stand for law enforcement, for parents, for students, and for our veterans.

Unlike those who have shown contempt for our most basic liberties, DeSantis believes in the Constitution, and that our rights come from God, not government. DeSantis respects the rights of Floridians to earn a living, to live in safe communities, and to operate their businesses, without restrictions. He believes that every child in Florida should be able to attend a school of their choice, and to learn about those who have fought and died for our country, without being indoctrinated into hating our country.

DeSantis has my vote in November, because he is standing up for what's right.