"Ron DeSantis has the DeSantis Doctrine, sort of like the Monroe Doctrine, except instead of keeping shady foreigners out of our hemisphere, the DeSantis Doctrine keeps woke fascists out of our lives."
The Daily Wire commissioned a poll (link) that presented the respondents in its study with the actual language from the Florida bill’s most criticized passage and then asked them to react to it:
Below is a passage from a new state education law. Please indicate whether you support or oppose it: "Classroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity may not occur in kindergarten through third grade or in a manner that is not age appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”
The poll results indicate that Americans across racial, party, and age lines support the Florida proposal:
- More than 6 in 10 Americans (64%) support the Florida bill’s ban on classroom instructions on sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3, or at any level if it is not presented in a manner that is age or developmentally appropriate. Twenty-one percent said they oppose the bill.
- The Florida measure is backed by 69% of Republicans, 62% of Democrats, and 57% of Independents. There were also no notable differences among whites (63%), blacks (66%), and Latinos (62%) or by age.
Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls said, “This polling reflects what our common sense already tells us. Only fanatics think the classroom curriculum from kindergarten through 3rd grade should include teaching little children about gender identity.”
Governor DeSantis’ press secretary, Christina Pushaw, said the poll’s national findings are consistent with what Floridians are saying about HB 1557. “Radical progressives know their agenda is unpopular with the majority of Americans. That’s why they resort to telling flat-out lies — and the corporate media acts as the DNC’s comms shop”
Among Democrats familiar with the law, 47% said they heard about it from national networks, such as NBC, ABC, and CBS and 25% said cable networks like MSNBC and CNN.
Parental Rights in Education (HB 1557) made it through the Florida legislature. It is now headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk, and he’s promised to sign it into law. So, why is this bill being so maligned?
The answer is that it dares to disallow teaching sexual and gender ideology to Pre-K through third-grade students (that translates to ages 3-7)
Here’s the reality of the Parental Rights in Education bill. It’s an anti-grooming law. There is no justification for a teacher to ever speak to a small child about “gender ideology” and sexuality, and any adult wanting to do that should be investigated for pedophilia. Parents are not going to sit by and allow that kind of insanity to be normalized and pushed on their children.
Some Republicans may cower in the face of the LGBT+ whatever lobby on these issues .. DeSantis isn’t going to. (link)
Of course, since everything is stupid, Disney Corp. has now gotten involved, denouncing the bill publicly. After requesting a meeting with DeSantis, Disney CEO Bob Chapek received it in the form of a phone call on Thursday. Here’s how that went:
To summarize, Disney can go jump in a lake. Florida voters and their representatives have spoken. MORE @ RedState