Governor Ron DeSantis Proposes The Stop W.O.K.E Act to Bar CRT in Florida Schools

US Representative Ron DeSantis, Republican of Florida, and candidate for Florida Governor, speaks during a rally with US President Donald Trump at Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Governor Ron DeSantis has proposed legislation to combat woke corporations and the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools.

In a blow to CRT and wokeness, Florida’s governor announced on Wednesday at a press conference, that he was proposing a “first of its kind in the nation” legislation to combat “indoctrination in the guise of professional development, and requires districts and schools to adhere to professional development frameworks consistent with Florida’s lawful and publicly adopted state standards.”

He vowed Florida will not tolerate “cultural Marxism,” declaring CRT and wokeness an “elite driven phenomenon.” He wants to protect Florida’s children from this woke indoctrination at school.

We want all our students to understand why was our country founded. What were some of the key ideas that made us different,” he said, noting the Founding Fathers’ belief that mankind was endowed by our Creator with God given rights, emphasizing that those rights “do not come from government.”

I think what you see now with the rise of this woke ideology is an attempt to really delegitimize our history and delegitimize our institutions,” he continued. “And I view the wokeness as cultural Marxism.”

Many would argue that the number one threat facing conservatives in America and indeed America itself is the march of cultural marxism through our institutions. As DeSantis declared, the left seeks to alter the very “fabric of our society and culture and things we’ve taken for granted, like the ability of parents to direct the upbringing of their kids,” replacing it with a “militant form of leftism” and adding that Americans have a responsibility to stand for the truth.

One can only hope that other governors will follow DeSantis’s example and ban Critical Race Theory and other forms of cultural Marxist indoctrination. As Andrew Breitbart put it, “politics is downstream from culture.”

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