One area where the secular left is running unopposed is in the education system. Most states haven’t done a good job of pushing back against the education bureaucrats and the powerful, corrupt teacher unions. It’s so bad, that the schools can just go to law enforcement and have any parents who disagree with them persecuted for “domestic terrorism”. Who will stand up to them?
Here’s an article from the Daily Signal:
The Florida Department of Education rejected the original AP course standards for the black studies course under the state’s Stop WOKE Act, citing a lack of educational value and historical accuracy.
“As presented, the content of this course is inexplicably contrary to Florida law and significantly lacks educational value,” the Department of Education’s rejection letter said. “In the future, should [the] College Board be willing to come back to the table with lawful, historically accurate content, [the education agency] will always be willing to reopen the discussion.”
To draw attention to the issue and not simply capitulate to the College Board cartel, which holds a practical monopoly on Advanced Placement testing, is exactly the kind of tactic that needs to be used to loosen the far Left’s ascendent institutional strength.
In this case, Florida put a halt to ideological quackery masquerading as “history” being force-fed to aspiring college students.
The article goes into details about the woke, far-left content in the course, but you can imagine what the education system produces. The key point is that Ron DeSantis
That was not the only good news I found coming out of Florida.
Here’s another article from Daily Signal:
Florida’s state Supreme Court on Monday denied Planned Parenthood’s emergency motion to block the state’s 15-week abortion ban.
“As [Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis] said, we are better when everybody counts,” the governor’s press secretary, Bryan Griffin, said in a statement Tuesday, adding:
The Florida Supreme Court denied both of Planned Parenthood’s emergency motions asking the court to block Florida’s law from taking effect. The court also accepted jurisdiction of the case and set a briefing schedule. From here, we will continue to defend our pro-life protections.
House Bill 5, which took effect on July 1, bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation. It allows exceptions when the mother’s life is at risk or in danger of “irreversible physical impairment,” or if the baby has a fetal abnormality, but does not offer exceptions for rape or incest.
“House Bill 5 protects babies in the womb who have beating hearts, who can move, who can taste, who can see, and who can feel pain,” DeSantis said when he signed the bill in April. “Life is a sacred gift worthy of our protection, and I am proud to sign this great piece of legislation, which represents the most significant protections for life in the state’s modern history.”
I took a quick look at who has appointed the judges on the Florida Supreme Court, and DeSantis has appointed 4 out of 7. What kind of judges would he appoint to the US Supreme Court? The same kind he appointed to the Florida Supreme Court. Appointing conservatives to the courts is something we know that DeSantis can do, because we have seen him do it. Don’t believe anyone’s words, believe their actions.
Here is my concern about elections. People think that their job is to wait until the campaigns start, watch the television ads, and then decide how they feel about the candidates. But this is a stupid way to choose a candidate. The right way to choose a candidate is the same way you choose any other employee – you look at their past employers, their past achievements, and call those employers and check references. If DeSantis gets elected as president, then I expect him to continue the battles that he’s already started as governor.
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DeSantis seems good, tough. But does the left fear him? Trump still terrifies them.
Living in Florida with DeSantis is like living in the old USA when Prez Reagan ran things. Iowa, now, is good too. Texas is severely lacking but Abbott should be the bulldog in the china shop. Dont mind me, I am to the right of Atilla the Hun.
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