David French takes on the government in Florida on free speech. Based on his analysis, the state’s removal of Disney’s special tax status as a reprisal for advocating against House Bill 1557 should not stand. Corporations cannot be discriminated against by the government for their political affiliations.

“You get what you ask for” or “they will deserve it” are not principles of constitutional law or a free society. In fact, the opposite is true. The First Amendment affirmatively protects the right of private institutions to engage in political speech, and that protection extends to safeguarding them from government reprisal for their speech.

He references the time in 2019 when San Antonio, TX, tried to ban Chick-fil-A from the airport due to their religious beliefs. The Texas state government acted quickly to protect the restaurant chain from discrimination. The same principle of free speech/freedom of expression applies in the case of Disney.

Ron DeSantis aims at Disney, hits the First Amendment | The Third Rail

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