Especially when it comes to Florida legislation. Remember how they lied — and continue to lie — about Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill? “Oh, it’s don’t say gay.” It was no such thing, which anyone who bothered to read it knew.
They’ve discovered another education-related bill to lie about.
Howard Dean: DeSantis ‘Is a Fascist’ — ‘Much Scarier’ than Trump
“I think Trump’s calculation is mixed one his illness, narcissism, acute narcissism, and it is mixed with the political congratulations that he’s not very good at. There are a lot of younger people in that party that are much scarier. DeSantis, for one, who requires, just today announced he would require all students in Florida’s colleges to declare their political their views. I mean, this guy is a fascist.
As best I can tell, he’s talking about CS/CS/HB 233, which some strange reason is making the rounds now.
DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students, professors to register political views with state
DeSantis signed it more than a year ago, so “just today” is one lie. Another lie is declare their political their views.”
It’s not a formal declaration, specifically attributable to individual students.
It’s a fucking survey.
The Board of Governors shall require each state university to conduct an annual assessment of the intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity at that institution. The Board of Governors shall select or create an objective, nonpartisan, and statistically valid survey to be used by each state university which considers the extent to which competing ideas and perspectives are presented and members of the university 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.
I expect the Left’s real problem with the law is that it requires state colleges and universities to allow free speech, and provides penalties for violating student’s free speech rights, including being sued personally. Horrifically, it requires the institutions to use presumed innocence and — dear Bog! — due process in disciplinary proceedings when some student gets accused of wrongthink.
I’m reasonably certain that protecting differing opinions, and preventing state actors from imposing one single social/political view on the student body is not fascist.
a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
Three lies in two sentences, Dean. For a Dim, you aren’t even really trying.
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