Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is vowing to destroy critical race theory in Florida schools wherever it rears its ugly head. The Florida Republican blasted the controversial history program rooted in mistruths and ideologically based characterizations of American history while signing a state tax package. DeSantis said that it was unfair to ask that Florida taxpayers be responsible for bearing the cost of a program that teaches children to hate their country and judge their peers based on race.
According to The Daily Wire:
“You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig,” DeSantis said (video below). “So what we’re doing, the Department, the Florida Board of Education is meeting and they are addressing this. And I told them, they need to address this. And we’ve got to do it. I mean, first of all, it’s offensive. Here we are celebrating tax savings. It’s offensive to the taxpayer, that they would be asked to fund critical race theory, that they would be asked to fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other.”
“And it’s also, it’s also based on false history, when they try to look back and denigrate the founding fathers, denigrate the American Revolution, doing all these different things that even very liberal historians say is not supported by the facts,” DeSantis continued. “And so I think what we need is we need the Constitution back in classrooms, we need to make sure civics is a priority, but it needs to be taught accurately. It needs to be taught in a fact based way, not an ideological based way.”
“And we are if we have to play whack-a-mole all over the state, stopping this critical race theory, we will do it,” DeSantis concluded. “So, we’ll be taking action, don’t you worry.”
A number of Republican governors across the country have also been fighting against the implementation of critical race theory in schools.
Watch DeSantis here: