DeSantis Signs Bill Requiring Florida Students Learn about ‘Evils Of Communism’

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Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed three education bills on Tuesday, including one that will ensure teenagers will be taught about the heinousness of “totalitarian ideologies.”

“It’s crucial to ensure that we teach our students how to be responsible citizens,” DeSantis commented. “They need to have a good working knowledge of American history, American government and the principles that underline our Constitution and Bill of Rights.”

Florida HB 5 will require high schoolers to learn about the “evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies” in their government classes.  

“We have a number of people in Florida, particularly southern Florida, who’ve escaped totalitarian regimes, who’ve escaped communist dictatorships to be able to come to America,” the governor remarked.

“We want all students to understand the difference, why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters, say leaving from Cuba to come to southern Florida,” he explained. “Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here. It’s important students understand that.”

He also signed two bills targeted at the collegiate level, adding a civic literacy course and assessment as a graduation requirement for state school with SB 1008, and ordering the institutions to conduct “intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity” assessments annually with HB 233.

“It used to be thought that a university campus was a place you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas,” DeSantis recollected. “Unfortunately now, the norm is really that these are more intellectually oppressive environments. You have orthodoxies that are promoted, and other viewpoints are shunned or even suppressed. We don’t want that in Florida.”

“You need to have a true contest of ideas,” he concluded. “Students should not be shielded from ideas and we want robust First Amendment speech on our college and university campuses.”



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Beverly Robinson
5 months ago

We used to get this in our schools until the Democrat Marxist administrators/teachers picked away little by little of our history lesson.

charles A wilkins
charles A wilkins
5 months ago

Once again, Biden and the Democrats prove they have no brains, attack guns instead of crime, Democrat control cities, that defund the police, no bail, petty thief crimes not to be prosecuted, no ability to govern, misuse of tax payor money, corruption in and out of government will not end on a good note. Do democrats really think they will be elected or re-elected this next voting cycle? Biden’s view of crime control is no different then how he handles the border, brainless an stupid. They have wasted billions of tax payor’s money on bull shit ideas that resolve nothing, except piss away American tax dollars. Who is behind this movement to destroy our economy and American way of life? Want to see what government officials show on this spy’s list Who’s name will show on this spy list? China’s Top Spy Catcher Reportedly Defects to US, Hands over Information on Joe and Hunter Biden’s Dealings in Country BY Elizabeth Stauffer, The Western Journal Published June 20, 2021 at 10:12amHere is a list of information Dong is alleged to have supplied (via RedState): Models of predicted COVID-19 spread and damage to the US and the world. If Dong has indeed been cooperating with the DIA and has provided the information that’s been alleged, the consequences will be seismic — not only for China, but for U.S. citizens who have provided aid and assistance to the CCP and for President Joe Biden and his wayward son. National security official Dong Jingwei defected] … if true it is really a big bomb,” the post states, according to a translation by the translation site YandexFinancial records detailing which exact organizations and governments funded the research on SARS-CoV-2 and other biological warfare research Names of US citizens who provide intel to China Names of Chinese spies working in the US or attending US universities Financial records showing US businessmen and public officials who’ve received money from the Chinese government Details of meetings US government officials had (perhaps unwittingly) with Chinese spies and members of Russia’s SVR How the Chinese government gained access to a CIA communications system, leading to the death of dozens of Chinese people who were working with the CIA

Davidme
Davidme
5 months ago

Once again Governor DeSantis Stands Tall in Florida !!!! To bad We The People Of America only hear good decisions like this from Florida and Texas Governor Abbott!!!! Why are there not many more States Governors doing Likewise ?!?!?!

Jawad
Jawad
5 months ago

The good Governor is right! The Left has plowed the truth of history under to fertilize the foul weeds that will choke our Republic.

Mario E Porrata Colon
Mario E Porrata Colon
5 months ago

We need to bring this culture back into our families, our schools, our Universities. We need to find when and how we lost our ways, so that we do not allow it to be repeated.

67 Vietvet
67 Vietvet
5 months ago

In 1964,A course of Americanism vs Communism was required for graduation in FL from high school. When prayer left school, courses like this abandoned and the military draft for young men, there has been a great loss of patriotism in America. Add to that, the lack of respect to parent (s) and any authority taught by school and the MSM. A travesty that unraveled before my generations eyes.
Please research your vote, new FL residents don’t screw up our state like the one you fled. Support conservative, patriotic candidates like our great governor, Navy Veteran Ron DeSantis.

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