Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has established himself as a constitutional hero to freedom-loving Americans with his latest vow to make the coronavirus vaccine optional for his constituents.

Becoming the first lawmaker to do publicly do so, DeSantis said he refuses to trample on the American people’s rights by mandating a compulsory vaccine. Instead, he intends to respect their right to have autonomy in making their own health decisions based on what they think is best for them.

Governor DeSantis made the announcement during a COVID-19 vaccine distribution and therapeutics update, where he explained the state’s plan to make the vaccine immediately available to those who want it.

DeSantis made it clear in the video update posted on his YouTube channel that getting the vaccine “is going to be the choice of each and every Floridian.”

And that’s exactly how it should be.

Riding on the coattails of DeSantis’s statement, Florida State Representative Anthony Sabatini announced he will be introducing a bill to curb the state’s power to mandate vaccines in the future.

The Republican lawmaker wrote on Twitter, “I will be filing a Bill next week to eliminate the State’s power to mandate and force vaccines upon citizens during a state of emergency. Government should not be able to forcibly vaccinate—it should be an individual choice,” Sabatini said.

DeSantis’s and Sabatini’s actions to reduce the government’s power in the event of a medical state of emergency is the most important move we’ve seen thus far during the pandemic.

Aside from the fact that they’d be forcing Americans to take a vaccine for what is essentially a “bad flu” that has at least a 94% survival rate at worst, lawmakers entertaining the idea of a compulsory vaccine may be the most invasive measure of government control we have ever witnessed in this country.

The government telling people they are required to stick a needle filled with a new, expedited vaccine in their bodies is inarguably medical tyranny.

While many other governors and state officials across the country are working hard to expand their power over the people by enacting arbitrary lockdowns, curfews, and gathering limitations, DeSantis and Sabatini are alone in intentionally reducing their power over constituents.

Honestly, it’s a sad day in America when we have to be excited to report that a select few legislators have definitively taken a stand against mandatory vaccines and excessive control, but here we are.

Meanwhile, the rest of America’s governors, Democrat and Republican alike, have either remained largely silent on the controversial issue, or they refuse to rule out mandating the vaccine.

This directly contradicts the most important principle the founding fathers envisioned future generations of Americans to have: liberty.

We are living in a time where we are at risk of our “elected officials” destroying that liberty and subjecting us to their every whim.

While we still have a few ideologically-driven Republicans who will stand up for freedom, it is important we reject the notion that we will be tyrannized by power-hungry politicians who have an insidious agenda.

As Thomas Jefferson was once paraphrased, “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls who live under tyranny.”