Florida Governor Ron DeSantis keeps winning.
After banning Critical Race Theory (another form of cultural Marxism), DeSantis signed educational reforms to teach students the horrors of communism.
The ideology was responsible for 100 million deaths across the globe in the 20th century and those atrocities should be taught in every institution.
While both communism and Nazism were disgusting stains on humanity, the former is severely lacking in school curriculums compared to the latter.
And to be clear, they are both wickedly evil and should be condemned.
Speaking from personal experience, I’ve learned more about the atrocities attributed to communism in the past few years than my entire education.
And I wouldn’t be surprised to hear similar stories.
That’s why a large portion of Millennials and Generation Z are infatuated by communism & socialism.
They weren’t taught the suffering, poverty, and tyranny they produce.
And it’s extra important in Florida since many of its residents fled communist & socialist regimes.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces he is signing a bill requiring high school students to learn about the "evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies." The bill also creates a library that allows students to learn about "real patriots" who escaped communism and socialism. pic.twitter.com/x9cvBv5jXK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 22, 2021
Today, I signed HB 5 alongside Ana Abaunza, who escaped socialist regimes. Her story spotlights the necessity of teaching our youth why we have and will continue to fight for freedom.
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 22, 2021
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: Students will be taught communism is evil https://t.co/1X98f3ih88
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) June 22, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis says students need to be taught that communist and totalitarian governments are evil.
— WEAR ABC 3 (@weartv) June 22, 2021
May every Republican have the courage and conviction of Ronald DeSantis! COMMUNISM IS EVIL!
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) June 23, 2021
I love seeing all the coping on this website re Ron DeSantis telling the Florida public schools to teach that Communism is evil. Very revealing.
Totally agree BTW. Only one way to teach about communism: running parallel to nazism as the most evil ideology in modern history.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 23, 2021
The new law comes less than two weeks since Florida's education board banned "critical race theory" from schools. https://t.co/UEqvIUZk9Z
— WHAS11 News (@WHAS11) June 23, 2021
Unsurprisingly, control freaks raged on Twitter condemning to expose the true nature of communistic regimes:
Only if we can teach that Republicans are evil too! https://t.co/UzgqJ8A78b
— Jessica *House Pfizer* (@JHforFL) June 22, 2021
Does this mean that @GovRonDeSantis isn’t aware that his regime and the former regime in Washington are the poster children of totalitarian regimes? Florida Gov. DeSantis: Students will be taught communism is evilhttps://t.co/bceva37ooI
— Thomas – No filter ☜ (@Thomas_B_R) June 22, 2021
Meanwhile, we know what they'll be taught about capitalism and white supremacyhttps://t.co/Z3gOjxl46x
— United Against Racism and Fascism NYC (@UARFNYC) June 23, 2021
Civics education will be expanded in Florida, including instruction about communist and totalitarian governments, and state universities will be prevented from quashing conservative ideology under bills Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Tuesday.
DeSantis signed three bills at a Lee County middle school, two of which dealt with civics education, the other guaranteeing the freedom of expression at state universities.
DeSantis said students need to be taught that communist and totalitarian governments are evil.
“Why would somebody flee across shark infested waters, say leaving from Cuba, to come to southern Florida? Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here? DeSantis said. ”It’s important that students understand that.”
The new law will require the development of a K-12 civics curriculum that, among other things, would include “portraits in patriotism” that tell the personal stories of civic-mindedness. Among those stories will be “first-person accounts of victims of other nations’ governing philosophies who can compare those philosophies with those of the United States.”
State university students will be required to pass a civic literacy assessment exam and take a course on civic literacy in order to graduate. Currently they can choose the exam or the course. High school students who take a United States Government course will have to take take a civic literacy assessment exam. If they pass, the university civics requirements will be waived.
The third bill DeSantis signed protects free speech at state universities by saying the schools can’t shield students from accessing or observing ideas and opinions “they may find uncomfortable, unwelcome, disagreeable, or offensive.”
Republicans have often criticized universities for promoting liberal ideology. DeSantis said parents worry that when they send their children to universities that they’ll become indoctrinated.
“It used be thought that a university campus was a place where you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas. Unfortunately now, the norm is really these are more intellectually repressive environments,” DeSantis said. “You have orthodoxies that are promoted and other viewpoints are shunned, or even suppressed. We don’t want that in Florida.”