WORLD NET DAILY: Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is proposing the restoration of a WWII-era force to protect the state. DeSantis is calling for the return of the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard, according to a release posted on the governor’s website. DeSantis is seeking $3.5 million in his upcoming budget to establish the force. The funding would support training for those who join, the release said.
DeSantis noted that Florida is not alone and that 22 other states currently have some form of state guard that is recognized by the federal government. The Florida State Guard would not be “encumbered by the federal government,” DeSantis said, according to CNN. The force would be made up of 200 volunteers.
Blog Editor Patrick Cloutier is the author of Mussolini’s War in the East 1941-1943.