While liberals focus on teaching Critical Race Theory, the state of Florida is doing something that is actually useful and not aimed at further dividing Americans. If there’s one thing at least most of us (Antifa and Bernie Sanders supporters excluded) can agree on, it’s that Communism is evil. Governor Ron DeSantis is backing a series of bills intended to expand “intellectual diversity” while teaching Americans to reject totalitarianism inherent in socialist and Communist systems.
Newsmax reports that DeSantis signed the bills into law on Tuesday. Leftists are throwing a tantrum currently because these bills encourage students to reject Communism:
In the three bills the Republican governor signed on Tuesday, public universities and colleges are also now required to survey their faculty, staff, and students about their beliefs and viewpoints to determine “the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented” and to determine if they “feel free to express beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom,” reports The Miami Herald.
DeSantis, while signing the bills at a Lee County middle school, said about the measures on civics education, “it’s important that students understand” the evil nature of communist and totalitarian governments.
“Why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters, say leaving from Cuba, to come to southern Florida?” DeSantis says. “Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their life to be able to come here?” As for specifics, these new laws accomplish a lot of good:
One of the bills requires developing a new K-12 civics curriculum that will also include the use of “portraits in patriotism” that tell stories of people who have been civic-minded, and will include “first-person accounts of victims of other nations’ governing philosophies who can compare those philosophies with those of the United States.”
The new legislation also requires state university students to be required to take a course on civic literacy and pass an exam on the topic before they can graduate.
Meanwhile, the college diversity of opinion bill, which will go into effect on July 1, does not say what will be done with the survey, but both the governor and bill sponsor Sen. Ray Rodrigues suggested that schools can face budget cuts if it is determined they are “indoctrinating” students.
“That’s not worth tax dollars and that’s not something that we’re going to be supporting moving forward,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis says he hopes the bills will keep schools from becoming “hotbeds for stale ideology.”
“It used to be thought that a university campus was a place where you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas,” the Governor says. “Unfortunately, now the norm is, these are more intellectually repressive environments. You have orthodoxies that are promoted, and other viewpoints are shunned or even suppressed.”
The state of Florida is stepping up and protecting students from indoctrination. While leftist professors complain that this limits their freedom of speech, perhaps they should consider not using said freedom to push Communist and socialist ideas on students.