The Left’s outright lies about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recommend that they concern him and goal to sandbag him by way of their ordinary strategies—rampant deceit and racial division.
First, CBS Information’ “60 Minutes” concocted an elaborate fiction wherein DeSantis, a Republican, supposedly organized for Palm Seaside County seniors to obtain COVID-19 vaccines by way of Publix, as a payoff for the grocery chain’s $100,000 donation to his reelection marketing campaign.
This pay-to-play fantasy started to unravel when Publix defined that its shops had administered seasonal flu pictures for years, and the firm had volunteered to supply COVID-19 pictures on a non-exclusive foundation.
Then, left-wing journalists, politicians, and the neo-radical Walt Disney Co. accused DeSantis of signing the so-called Don’t Say Homosexual invoice and rolling again homosexual rights.
In reality, nowhere within the 1,307-word Parental Rights in Education Act does the phrase “homosexual” seem. This statute is as silent because the Sphinx about “homosexual,” “straight,” and “celibate.”
The law does say that “classroom instruction … on sexual orientation or gender id might not happen in kindergarten by way of grade 3,” a wonderfully cheap place that standard Individuals overwhelmingly assist. So, DeSantis’ enemies flat-out lied about this measure, to tar him as a monstrous “homophobe.”
Third, leftists play the race card as routinely as most Individuals breathe. So, naturally, when DeSantis objected to the School Board’s Superior Placement Black Research curriculum, they accused him of—what else?—a racist conspiracy to whitewash slavery.
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell outrageously claimed that DeSantis “says that slavery and the aftermath of slavery should not be taught to Florida schoolchildren.” After DeSantis’ press workforce screamed bloody homicide, Mrs. Alan Greenspan conceded that her execrable feedback have been “imprecise”—in the identical approach it will be imprecise to name Florida a Canadian province. Mitchell full-on lied.
White Home press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre additionally lied about DeSantis: “If you consider the examine of black Individuals, that’s what he wants to block.”
DeSantis, actually, signed laws that requires the educating of slavery.
As DeSantis’ press secretary Bryan Griffin advised me, the governor “proposed, championed, and signed” Individual Freedom, House Bill 7. Accredited final April 22, the “Stop WOKE Act” established “required instruction” in Ok-12 authorities colleges, together with “the enslavement experience, abolition, … the important contributions of African Individuals to construct and strengthen American society and have a good time the inspirational tales of African Individuals who prospered, even in probably the most troublesome circumstances.”
This legislation additionally encourages academics to debate “slavery, racial oppression, racial segregation, and racial discrimination … .”
DeSantis additionally signed Home Invoice 1213 on June 23, 2020, mandating that Florida college students study concerning the 1920 Ocoee Massacre, an atrocity perpetrated by Democratic Ku Klux Klan members and a few 250 white racists who fatally shot, burned, and lynched an estimated 30 to 35 black Floridians to cease them from voting and scare others from the polls.
After implementing what he helps, DeSantis just lately opposed specific topics inside the AP course that go far past slavery into one thing resembling, at finest, Black Lives Matter propaganda. A small pattern:
- “Intersectionality and Activism” options readings by former Black Panther Angela Davis, the 1980 and 1984 vice presidential nominee of the Communist Occasion USA.
- “Motion for Black Lives” highlights Rutgers sociology professor Leslie Kay Jones, who whined about “the white supremacist superstructures that oppress us.”
- “Black Queer Research” showcases Yale Girls’s, Gender, & Sexuality Research professor Roderick Ferguson who explains: “It means constructing types of queerness that reject the given realities of the federal government and the market.”
“Florida statute requires the educating of slavery and its aftermath,” DeSantis’ deputy press secretary Jeremy Redfern famous Feb. 22 by way of Twitter. “We simply know that ‘queer studies’ has nothing to do with Jim Crow.”
The Democrats’ mental and public-policy chapter is confirmed by the truth that leftist politicians and journalists don’t problem DeSantis’ pro-American, pro-freedom, pro-market governing philosophy. As an alternative, they yell, “Homophobe!” and “Racist!” and lie, lie, lie as loudly as doable.
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