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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (LifeSiteNews) – Governor DeSantis attributes many societal problems to the growing lack of active fatherhood, calling on fathers to be “interested,” “present,” and “setting a good example” for their children.  

During a May 27 interview on the First Class Fatherhood podcasting show, Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis suggested that children are suffering from a lack of fathers in their lives, which in turn has led to many of modern society’s problems.  

“If … every kid in America had a loving father in the home, we would have far, far fewer problems that we would have to deal with as a society,” DeSantis said.  

The governor added: “I do think there are a lot of problems, but if you could just snap your fingers and do one thing, and you did this where the fathers were in the home, you would not even need to worry about a lot of these other problems.” 

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DeSantis quoted data from the U.S. Census Bureau showing over 18 million children (one in four) in America live in homes without a father. Research further shows a definite link between fatherlessness and crime.  

“When my daughter was born, I was a member of congress at the time up in Washington,” he revealed. “So, I’m looking at myself, I’m sitting up in my office in D.C., wondering, ‘Why the hell am I up here? I really want to be back down.'” 

DeSantis shared that he finds being governor a more “family friendly” job.  

“I can go out and do stuff all day and be home for dinner,” he explained.  

“Even if I get home late, I see them in the morning,” he continued. “And so, part of the reason why I ended up running for governor is because I had two young kids at home, and so if I’m going to do public service, I wanted to make sure I can do it in a way that is family friendly.” 

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At least 135 U.S. teachers and teachers’ aides have already been arrested in 2022 for child-related sex crimes, ranging from child porn possession to rape, and these are only the cases reported by the media.

And, while the vast majority of teachers are upstanding citizens, we also know some are indoctrinating our children with the LGBT ideology and practices to "make an ally of them" at a wholly inappropriate age.

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With Governor Ron DeSantis already taking action in Florida, banning instruction on sexuality and gender identity by teachers among third graders and younger, it's now time to see a federal push to effectively end such meddling in the minds of our children.

Parents have a responsibility to defend their children from those who overstep boundaries, whether that's in the form of LGBT propaganda, pornography, or other forms of sexualization in schools.

Too often the media downplays what's at stake: nothing less than the innocence of our children, and sometimes even their very lives, as this grieving Mom explained in March.

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76% of the arrests of teachers and aides for child-related sex-crimes this year involved assaults on students. 

Jonathan van Maren reports that while one California teacher was charged with aggravated assault of a child, another was charged with 29 counts of child molestation. 

A North Carolina science teacher was charged with 27 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of “indecent liberties with a student.”

Parents need to construct every possible barrier to more children being abused, and one important way is to stop groomers and potential groomers from discussing sex with children in the classroom. 

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DeSantis revealed how he builds a close relationship with his children, even bringing his son to work with him.  

“I brought my son to a multi-city stop one day,” he said. “We did a bunch of press conferences. The last press conference, he fell asleep on the floor during the press conference, so I had to grab him and take him out.” 

“We do make an effort to involve them and let them be able to see what is really a great state to live in,” he continued.  

READ: DeSantis skewers critics who compare him to ‘dictator’: Florida is a ‘beachhead of freedom’ 

In April, DeSantis signed legislation connecting boys with mentorship programs and men with career services in the hopes of uniting children with fathers.  


The governor’s office revealed in a press release that the legislation is “tied to nearly $70 million in funding to provide a wide spectrum of family and youth support through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF).” 

“There are more than 18 million children in our country who live without a father in their homes,” DeSantis said. “This has a severe impact on children, and often leads to dropping out of school, crime, and substance abuse. Incredibly, there are those who diminish the importance of fatherhood and the nuclear family – we will not let that happen in our state.” 

Tony Dungy, the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers called the bill “tremendous and such a good help to fathers in Florida.”

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