You’ve gotta hand it to the liberal left – there’s nothing quite like their logic, except maybe doublespeak.
But then again, it seems they’re using Orwell’s dystopian 1984 as a playbook.
What are the Dems crying about today?
The removal of pornographic material from public school classrooms.
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No – this is not a joke.
The outrage comes in response to DeSantis signing into law House Bill 1467 last year (which you can read in full here).
Debbie Wasserman Schultz took to Twitter calling the law “horrific” and “censorship.”
This horrific law signed by @GovRonDeSantis threatens teachers with a 3rd-degree felony for having unapproved books in the classroom, the same level of charge for child abuse, burglary & aggravated assault.
This isn't freedom. This is censorship. https://t.co/NQE4LzhoWF
— Debbie Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) January 26, 2023
What’s horrific is that pornographic material was ever in the classroom!
Only perverts and pedophiles would object to its removal.
The libs want to paint it that conservative parents are overreacting and supporting book bans.
CNN reports the following:
Manatee County School District teachers are experiencing “fear” and “confusion” as the district works to implement HB 1467, which requires that books be pre-approved materials or vetted by a media specialist trained by Florida’s Department of Education, according to Pat Barber, president of the Manatee Education Association, the county’s teachers’ union.
A document provided by the district that lays out new statutory changes to HB 1467 indicates violations could be considered a third-degree felony.
“It’s unconscionable to me that teachers would be put in a position that their good deed of providing classroom libraries for their students in order to instill the love of reading could possibly result in a felony,” Barber told CNN.
Don Falls, who teaches government and economics at Manatee High School, told CNN that teachers were told they could box up their personal classroom libraries, cover them up or enter the books into the district’s cataloging system in order to check their approval and keep them on shelves. He has opted to cover his books up with chart paper.
He added: “I don’t have the time or feel like I should have to go through all these books and put them in the system. It’s fundamentally wrong to me and my students’ First Amendment Rights.”
Who’s overreacting here? The parents or the so-called educators?
Claiming lack of time as an excuse for not putting books into the system? Please!
Here’s an idea – let parent volunteers come in and help catalog the books.
And as for “fear” and “confusion” – common sense should tell you whether a book is appropriate for the classroom or not.
But to make things clear, the Floridian Press breaks down what the law considers inappropriate:
According to the legislative measure, the legislation looks to ban any sort of potential classroom material or visual representation that “depicts nudity or sexual conduct, sexual excitement, sexual battery, bestiality, or sadomasochistic abuse and which is harmful to minors;”
That doesn’t sound like big brother dystopian-style censorship to me.
Florida’s HB 1467 safeguards our kids from exposure to sick, pornographic, and age-inappropriate material.
And it’s not just schools in Florida that have been caught with their pants down, so to speak.
Books like Gender Queer and Him have been found in schools across the country.
If you think you can stomach it, check it out:
A mom leaves the room STUNNED after she reads from the pornographic book “Him” which was available to students in @isd748.
The meeting continued with an incredible back and forth argument between board members about whether to remove the book. Watch till end! pic.twitter.com/lBLF7PZHlZ
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 27, 2023
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