Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis signed another new bill into law this week aimed at ending extreme left-wing political indoctrination on college campuses, and leftists are furious.
The new law would require state colleges and universities to conduct annual assessments of the viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom at their institutions.
The goal of House Bill 233 is to “ensure that Florida’s postsecondary students will be shown diverse ideas and opinions, including those that they may disagree with or find uncomfortable.”
According to the law, “The State Board of Education shall select or create an objective, nonpartisan, and statistically valid survey to be used by each institution which considers the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented and members of the college community, including students, faculty, and staff, feel free to express their beliefs and viewpoints on campus and in the classroom. The Board of Governors shall annually compile and publish the assessments by September 1 of each year, beginning on September 1, 2022.”
“It used to be thought that a university campus was a place where you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas,” DeSantis said at a press conference this week.
“Unfortunately, now the norm is really these are more intellectually repressive environments, you have orthodoxies that are promoted and other viewpoints are shunned, or even suppressed. We don’t want that in Florida, you need to have a true contest of ideas.”
DeSantis repeatedly stressed the importance of intellectual diversity on college campuses and noted that many parents are worried about what will happen to their kids when they enroll in postsecondary education.
“We obviously want our universities to be focused on critical thinking, academic rigor; we do not want them as basically hotbeds for stale ideology. That’s not worth tax dollars,” DeSantis said. “And that’s not something that we’re going to be supporting, going forward.”
“Two weeks ago, at my direction, the State Board of Education took action to stop Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project curriculum from being a part of our school system,” DeSantis continued. “We do not want curriculum that is judging students based on their race and we do not want false history, like you see with the 1619 Project.”
In response to DeSantis’ actions, far-left MSNBC propagandist Joy Reid had a deranged meltdown on her show, suggesting that DeSantis was trying to turn Florida into communist China and calling him “Ron Comrade DeSantis.”
Fellow far-left MSNBC propagandist Chris Hayes was outraged that DeSantis signed a different bill into law this week that mandates that students be taught about the evils of communism, which is responsible for the deaths of roughly 100 million people.
Even aside from DeSantis dedicated effort to push back against left wing indoctrination, the media has made him a target of their propaganda machine.
They have sought to tie him directly to former President Donald Trump in an apparent effort to turn off as many Independent voters and moderate Democrat voters to DeSantis before they get a chance to make their own assessment of him.
Washington Post columnist Max Boot, a supposed conservative who has encouraged people to vote only for Democrats, claimed without evidence in his latest piece of Democrat propaganda that DeSantis was trying to show “a genius for appealing to every disreputable prejudice of the GOP base.”
A recent straw poll from a top conservative political summit found that DeSantis was the candidate that attendees most approved of to be president, beating Trump, explaining why the Democrats propaganda arms are working so hard to tear him down.
Author: Kyle Smithers