Disney suffered one massive court defeat that left Ron DeSantis jumping for joy
Disney is among the worst offenders in the category of woke corporations.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis decided to stand up to their ideological bullying.
And Disney suffered one massive court defeat that left Ron DeSantis jumping for joy.
Disney’s troubles began when then CEO Bob Chapek caved into a temper tantrum his woke employees threw and publicly called for the defeat of a broadly popular bill that would ban teachers in grades K-3 from indoctrinating children into the transgender lifestyle through inappropriate lesson plans.
Keeping sexually explicit content out of classrooms and protecting children from the dangers of transgenderism seemed like common sense to most parents.
But not to Disney employees.
Republicans have long been frustrated by woke corporations economically bullying red states like North Carolina, Indiana, and South Carolina into either changing laws or opposing laws banning biological men from using girls’ bathrooms.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans decided to fight back.
DeSantis signed a bill into law stripping Disney of special tax and governing privileges the legislature granted it in the late 60s where Disney effectively acted as its own government in the Reedy Creek Improvement District.
Disney sued arguing this law violated their First Amendment right.
Trump-appointed Judge Allen Winsor tossed the suit correctly ruling that Disney doesn’t have a First Amendment right to enjoy special tax breaks and that the government is free to rescind special favors it grants at any time.
A statement from Disney vowed to appeal.
“This is an important case with serious implications for the rule of law, and it will not end here,” the Disney statement began.
A Disney spokesperson also said that if the ruling were “left unchallenged, this would set a dangerous precedent and give license to states to weaponize their official powers to punish the expression of political viewpoints they disagree with.”
“We are determined to press forward with our case,” Disney’s statement concluded.
DeSantis spokesman Jeremy Redfern celebrated the decision as a win for the rule of law and as a win for the people over corporate domination of government.
“As stated by Governor DeSantis when he signed HB 9-B, the Corporate Kingdom is over. The days of Disney controlling its own government and being placed above the law are long gone,” Redfern declared.
“The federal court’s decision made it clear that Governor DeSantis was correct: Disney is still just one of many corporations in the state, and they do not have a right to their own special government,” Redfern said. “In short — as long predicted, case dismissed.”