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Florida: New Law Bans Critical Race Theory in Classrooms and the Workplace

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill banning critical race theory (CRT), the philosophy that race determines one’s standing as either an oppressor or a victim, at both schools and such events as workplace training sessions, calling the concept an instrument of division. DeSantis said that Florida schools already provide a comprehensive view of America’s past, including mandatory instruction on slavery, the civil-rights movement and the Holocaust. He stated, “We will not use your tax dollars to teach our kids to hate this country or hate each other.” He also defended merit and said that excellence, hard work, fairness, neutrality, objectivity, color-blindness are somehow racist or sexist.

The newly signed legislation was swiftly challenged in a federal lawsuit that argues the law violates First Amendment and 14th Amendment rights and seeks an injunction to stop it from going into effect. The plaintiffs contend that the new law will prevent Florida’s K-12 schoolteachers, college and university professors, and employers from espousing viewpoints about race in America, such as institutional racism and implicit bias. But DeSantis is confident that the new law is legal.

 

 

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law new guidelines Friday involving race-based discussions in businesses and schools as part of his campaign against critical race theory, which he called “pernicious” ideology.

Passed by lawmakers earlier this year, the legislation bars instruction that says members of one race are inherently racist, and that they should feel guilt for past actions committed by others of the same race or that a person’s status as privileged or oppressed is necessarily determined by their race. It also bars the notion that meritocracy is racist, or that discrimination is acceptable to achieve diversity.

“We believe in education, not indoctrination,” DeSantis said during Friday’s bill signing in South Florida.

DeSantis said Florida students will not have oppressive ideologies imposed on them, as the bill provides “substantive protections” for students in grades K to 12. He said “pernicious ideologies” will not be allowed.

“We will not use your tax dollars to teach our kids to hate this country or hate each other,” DeSantis said.

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TEXT OF THE NEW LAW:

 

760.10 Unlawful employment practices.—
   44         (8)(a)Subjecting any individual, as a condition of
   45  employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing,
   46  or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any
   47  other required activity that espouses, promotes, advances,
   48  inculcates, or compels such individual to believe any of the
   49  following concepts constitutes discrimination based on race,
   50  color, sex, or national origin under this section:
   51         
   71         7.An individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or
   72  any other form of psychological distress on account of his or
   73  her race, color, sex, or national origin.

The other is in the section on state curricular standards:

(3)The Legislature acknowledges the fundamental truth that
  280  all individuals are equal before the law and have inalienable
  281  rights. Accordingly, instruction on the topics enumerated in
  282  this section and supporting materials must be consistent with
  283  the following principles of individual freedom:
  284         (a)No individual is inherently racist, sexist, or
  285  oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously, solely by
  286  virtue of his or her race or sex.
  287         (b)No race is inherently superior to another race.
  288         (c)No individual should be discriminated against or
  289  receive adverse treatment solely or partly on the basis of race,
  290  color, national origin, religion, disability, or sex.
  291         (d)Meritocracy or traits such as a hard work ethic are not
  292  racist but fundamental to the right to pursue happiness and be
  293  rewarded for industry.
  294         (e)An individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex,
  295  does not bear responsibility for actions committed in the past
  296  by other members of the same race or sex.
  297         (f)An individual should not be made to feel discomfort,
  298  guilt, anguish, or any other form of psychological distress on
  299  account of his or her race.
  300  
  301  Instructional personnel may facilitate discussions and use
  302  curricula to address, in an age-appropriate manner, the topics
  303  of sexism, slavery, racial oppression, racial segregation, and
  304  racial discrimination, including topics relating to the
  305  enactment and enforcement of laws resulting in sexism, racial
  306  oppression, racial segregation, and racial discrimination.
  307  However, classroom instruction and curriculum may not be used to
  308  indoctrinate or persuade students to a particular point of view
  309  inconsistent with the principles of this subsection or state
  310  academic standards.

 

Additional source:   https://nypost.com/2022/04/22/new-florida-law-bans-critical-race-theory-in-schools-workplaces/




Florida Revokes Disney’s Tax Privileges and Its Stock Drops by $46.6 Billion

Florida: Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law dissolving the Walt Disney Compay’s taxing district, which has granted Walt Disney World unique self-governing powers for 55 years after executives at Disney threatened to challenge Florida’s recently-passed HB1557 parental rights law that prohibits classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through 3rd grade and prohibits instruction that is not age appropriate for students.

Disney’s stock market cap has declined by about $46.6 billion since March 1, which began just days before the company came out against the legislation as people cut back on luxury items. A poll showed that 68% of respondents are “less likely” to do business with the company because “news reports reveal Disney is focusing on creating content to expose young children to sexual ideas.” Backing the radical sexual indoctrination of children has its consequences.

A few weeks ago, the woke warriors at Disney fired their opening salvo and waged an all-out war against the Florida legislature for introducing, and recently passing, legislation that bans radical sexual indoctrination from elementary school classrooms.

The bill, titled ‘Parental rights in Education,’ was baselessly slandered by the establishment as the so-called “don’t say gay” bill, which is nonsensical, as that language appears nowhere in the text of the bill.

Nevertheless, Disney felt that the anti-groomer legislation was a hill that the billion-dollar mega-corporation was apparently willing to die on, with its executives and employees acting as some of the most vocal crusaders in the smear campaign against Florida’s parents.

Given its core business model of supposedly ‘family-friendly entertainment for children,’ Disney’s backing of radical sexual indoctrination for young children has – rightly – caused a seismic backlash among its customer base.

Well, as the saying goes, ‘get woke, go broke.’ However, it’s a whole different game when people’s innocent children are involved, and Disney seems to be learning that lesson the hard way after seeing its company stock prices crater by nearly $50 billion since they planted their flag in the ground for the groomers.

According to the Washington Examiner, Disney has lost an astonishing $46.6 billion since March 1, just days before the company waged war with Florida, and the prospects for a turnaround anytime soon aren’t looking good.From the Washington Examiner:
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“Disney’s stock was down more than 2% on Friday and by more than 8.5% over the past few days as Florida lawmakers work to punish the company for wading into the state’s politics. The stock’s market cap has declined by about $46.6 billion since March 1, just days before the company came out against the legislation.”

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Florida Bill “Banning Vaccine Passports” Actually Allows State To “Use Any Means Necessary to Vaccinate” Citizens

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law that was allegedly intended to ban vaccine passports in the state by prohibiting private businesses and government entities from asking for proof of a COVID vaccination. The bill was widely supported, but an overlooked section of the bill states that individuals who refuse to be examined, tested, vaccinated or treated may be subjected to quarantine or isolation. The bill further states: “If the individual poses a danger to the public health, the State Health Officer may subject the individual to isolation or quarantine. If there is no practical method to isolate or quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.”

The legislature says any order given to police by the State Health Officer (the state’s Surgeon General) that helps force-vaccinate a person is immediately enforceable.

An overlooked section of Florida Senate Bill 2006, put into law by the state legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis on May 3, 2021, allows government officials to forcibly vaccinate citizens.

Ironically, the bill was widely supported as it was allegedly intended to ban vaccine passports in Florida.

“In Florida, your personal choice regarding vaccinations will be protected and no business or government entity will be able to deny you services based on your decision,” DeSantis told Floridians.

While the legislature does prohibit private businesses and government entities from asking for proof of a COVID vaccination, it also allows the state to vaccinate citizens “by any means necessary”.

Under Section 315 of Chapter 381 of Florida’s ‘Public Health’ statute, Title XXIX, individuals can be subjected to quarantine or isolation if they refuse to be examined, tested, vaccinated or treated during a public health emergency such as COVID-19.

“Examination, testing, vaccination, or treatment may be performed by any qualified person authorized by the State Health Officer,” the bill explains.

The bill continues, “If the individual poses a danger to the public health, the State Health Officer may subject the individual to isolation or quarantine. If there is no practical method to isolate or quarantine the individual, the State Health Officer may use any means necessary to vaccinate or treat the individual.”

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Link for legislation (lines 1097 to 1118):  https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2021/2006/BillText/er/HTML




Florida: Proposed ‘Anti-Mob’ Law Would Allow Citizens to Shoot Rioters and Looters



Florida: Republican Governor Ron DeSantis reportedly is proposing “anti-mob” legislation that would expand the state’s Stand Your Ground law to allow armed citizens to defend themselves against violent rioters and looters. The legislation would make it a third-degree felony to block traffic during protests, give immunity to drivers who claim to accidentally hurt or kill protestors blocking traffic, and it would withhold state funds from cities that cut police budgets. -GEG

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is reportedly proposing “anti-mob” legislation that would expand the state’s Stand Your Ground law to allow armed citizens to defend themselves against violent rioters and looters, according to CBS4 News partner the Miami Herald.

The Stand Your Ground law protects those who kill someone if they’re in fear for their lives but this proposed legislation would expand the use of force justifications.

Those who oppose it say expanding the law could will give armed people the legal right to fatally shoot suspected looters, or anyone damaging a business.

This new push is reportedly in response to police brutality protests that happened in Florida and across the nation this year.

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Florida State Outlaws Sanctuary Cities and Mandates that Local Law Enforcement Cooperate with ICE



Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, signed a controversial bill that prevents cities inside of the state to declare themselves “sanctuary cities.” Instead, the bill mandates cities and law enforcement personnel cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). DeSantis said that the new law is about public safety, not about politics.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Friday signed a controversial bill
that prevents cities throughout the Sunshine State to declare themselves
“sanctuary cities.” Instead, the bill mandates cities and law
enforcement personnel cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(ICE).

“I am proud to sign the bill presented to me by the
Florida Legislature to uphold the rule of law and ensure that no city or
county jurisdiction can get in the way of Florida’s cooperation with
our federal partners to enforce immigration law,” DeSantis said in a statement
on Friday. “This is about public safety, not about politics. We must do
everything within our power, and use all the tools available to us, to
ensure that our communities are safe.”

Senate Bill 168
gives Gov. DeSantis and Attorney General Ashley Moody the authority to
“initiate enforcement actions” against cities and municipalities who
decide to ignore the law. The bill also requires any current cities that
have enacted sanctuary policies to repeal those declarations.

Sanctuary
cities received major focus after Kate Steinle was killed in 2015 while
walking with her father on a San Francisco bridge. Her killer was
someone who had been deported back to Mexico five different times,
primarily for varying levels of drug offenses. ICE had provided the San
Francisco Police Department with a detainer request, which asks the
local authorities to keep the person in custody until an ICE agent is
able to retrieve the illegal alien. Because San Francisco is a
“sanctuary city” for illegal aliens, the police department ignored the
detainer request and released him from jail.

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Andrew Gillum Plans to Turn Florida Blue by Registering 1M Voters Who Are Likely to Vote Democrat


su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Democrat Andrew Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor who lost the governor’s race by less than half a percentage point, seeks to turn Florida blue by registering new voters, and is targeting 1.4 million former felons in line to have their voting rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year. He is also trying to enroll tens of thousands of Puerto Rican refugees who flocked to Florida following Hurricane Maria. Gillum’s PAC, Forward Florida, has assets of almost $4 million. Florida is the biggest swing state in the nation, with 29 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to win.[/su_note]

Andrew Gillum announced a plan Wednesday to register and turn-out 1
million new and low-propensity Florida voters in an effort to crush
President Donald Trump’s reelection chances in the nation’s largest
swing state.

“Voter registration is red flag No. 1,” the former Tallahassee mayor
told POLITICO, calling increased voter registration crucial to the
Democratic Party’s ability to survive and thrive in Florida.

“We’re looking at a target of 1 million,” he said. “We’ve got over 3
million people eligible to vote, and that’s to say nothing of the 1.4
million returning citizens” — former felons in line to have their voting
rights restored under a constitutional amendment approved by voters
last year.

Gillum’s staff wouldn’t give specifics about the targeted number of
new voters he hoped to register or the number of voters they hope to
reengage after they decided not to vote in the past two general
elections.

At the same time, the Florida Democratic Party said it will spend $2
million in the next year to register 200,000 voters ahead of the 2020
presidential primary.

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo said the party
hasn’t dedicated enough resources to registering voters in recent years.

There are currently 4.96 million registered Democrats in the state,
compared to 4.7 million Republicans and nearly 3.6 million voters with
no party affiliation.

Progressive activists who supported Gillum in last year’s
gubernatorial race have speculated that he might mount a bid for
president. In an interview with POLITICO before a speech today at the
historically black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, Gillum
said it’s more important for him to grow the state’s voter rolls to help
the Democratic nominee.

He noted a decline in the party’s voter edge since President Barack Obama’s first campaign.

“In 2008, Democrats had an advantage of almost 700,000 more Democrats
than Republicans when Obama ran,” Gillum said. “In my last race, that
advantage had shrunk to the 260,000 range. It was a very precipitous
decline.”

Gillum supporters registered a voter outreach group — Bring it Home
Florida, named after his signature campaign phrase — with the state last
week.

Trump’s campaign is heavily focused on Florida, the biggest swing
state in the nation, with 29 of the 270 electoral college votes needed
to win. Without the Sunshine State, the president’s path to re-election
narrows significantly.

If a Democrat can carry Florida in 2020, he or she could win the
White House by capturing just one other swing state—Wisconsin, Michigan,
Ohio, or Pennsylvania—if the remaining states vote the way they did in
2016.

Trump won Florida and some other swing states by razor-thin margins,
raising hope among Democrats that their 2016 turnout woes can be
remedied by growing voter rolls and persuading swing and first-time
voters to cast ballots against the incumbent.

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Additional source:

https://www.vox.com/2019/3/21/18275705/andrew-gillum-beto-orourke-president-florida




Florida: Governor’s Office and US Senate Seat in Jeopardy as Votes Are Counted.  Senator Rubio Warns Democrats Are Trying to Change Election Results.


Florida: Broward County & Palm Beach County are still counting votes, despite Florida law requiring counties report early voting and vote-by-mail within 30 minutes after polls close, but they have delayed the process by more than 40 hours. The governor’s race, with Republican Ron DeSantis in the lead over Andrew Gillum, is contested as the two candidates are separated by 0.47%, which mandates a machine recount.  Similarly, the US Senate race has a 0.22% difference, with Republican Rick Scott leading, which will also to result in a recount.  It is unknown how many ballots are left to count.  Senator Marco Rubio warned, “Now democrat lawyers are descending on #Florida. They have been very clear they aren’t here to make sure every vote is counted. – They are here to change the results of election; & – #Broward is where they plan to do it.”

Update: Republican Governor Rick Scott, who won the election to become the next US Senator representing Florida before extra votes were counted, is facing a challenge to his claimed victory through a recount.  He is suing local elections officials in Broward and Palm Beach counties and accused them of “rampant fraud.”  He has also asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which he helps oversee as governor, to investigate them.  Earlier this year, a court ruled that the office of Dr. Brenda Snipes, the elections supervisor of Broward County, had illegally destroyed some ballots from a 2016 congressional race. 

 

Broward County and Palm Beach County in Florida, both Democrat strongholds are still counting ballots 43 hours after the polls closed.

Florida is once again bracing for recounts–this time there are no ‘hanging chads,’ but Democrat lawyers are descending on the State to steal the election.

Via The Miami Herald:

Florida’s chief legal officer, Secretary of State Ken Detzner, told county election supervisors Thursday to plan for as many as three statewide recounts and for extraordinary public and media scrutiny in the state with the singular status of unusually close elections.

“The recounts will be nationally watched … [we’re] under a microscope,” Detzner said on a conference call with counties.

Statewide races for U.S. Senate and commissioner of agriculture are within the machine recount window of half of 1 percent, according to incomplete and unofficial statewide returns. A third race, for governor, is at present slightly outside that threshold.

Socialist crook and former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum released a statement Thursday morning, saying “It has become clear there are many more outstanding ballots left to count.”

Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio sounded the alarm Thursday morning.

Senator Rubio says Broward County election officials are trying to steal the election–‘Democrat lawyers have descended on Florida to change the election results,’ Rubio added.

RUBIO: Long but IMPORTANT THREAT ON ELECTIONS IN #FLORIDA.

#BayCounty was hit by a Cat 4 Hurricane just 4 weeks ago,yet managed to count votes & submit timely results.

Yet over 41 hours after polls closed #Broward elections office is still counting votes?

#Broward supervisor:
– says she doesn’t know how many ballots are left to be counted; &
– Isn’t reporting hourly or regularly,but rather releasing thousands of additional votes,often in the overnight hours,that are chipping away at GOP leads

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Florida’s Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Andrew Gillum, Is Exposed By His Staff in Undercover Video

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, the current Mayor of Tallahassee who is a person of interest in a corruption investigation by the FBI, is the subject of a new undercover video from Project Veritas that shows his campaign staffers saying that he changes his message to appear moderate when it benefits him politically, even though he is really a far-left progressive.  Omar Smith, a staffer for Gillum, said that the candidate is a progressive and “part of the crazy, crazy, crazies” who will not be able to deliver on campaign promises such as gun control because Florida is a “cracker” [white] state.  Gillum reportedly will be unable to deliver on his campaign promise including ‘Medicare for All’.  He said that it is necessary for Gillum to appeal to “white guilt” to win, and once in, he will try to replace the Republican legislature.

Update: Andrew Gillum denied that the man featured in the Project Veritas video was on his staff, but was a contractor, and he has severed ties with him.