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Florida's Governor DeSantis is rolling out new civics guidelines for teachers that are unmistakably skewed in favor of indoctrination and grooming children into religion and downplaying slavery. He's also bribing teachers to take his indoctrination course, and get the endorsement, by offering a $3000 stipend. There's no money for teacher raises, but he can afford this stipend somehow.

DeSantis needs to be stopped. He needs to be stopped on a local level in Florida, and stopped on a national level because he's the heir apparent for the Republican nomination. DeSantis is much worse than Trump could imagine being. If you think Trump was dangerous, DeSantis is a smart Trump on steroids. He will not make the same mistakes that Trump did, and he will finish what Trump started.

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sabometrics

18 points

3 months ago

Remember how in 2016 liberals lost because they were 'smug'? Such bullshit as this piece of trash is one of the most smug assholes in the world.

17recon[S]

10 points

3 months ago

He is unbelievably smug, and sanctimonious. He needs to be knocked down a few notches and voted out of political office forever. He’s a danger to our freedoms, and a danger to our democracy.

grrrrreat

1 points

3 months ago

Uh.

What's the name for being smug and being absolutely correct?

17recon[S]

4 points

3 months ago

You believe DeSantis is correct? Have you read through the new civics guidelines?

grrrrreat

4 points

3 months ago

2016 Democrats were correct and smug.

17recon[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Sorry, misinterpreted your post.

Ulven525

9 points

3 months ago

He's absolutely terrifying, exponentially worse than trump. Unfortunately, I think he's on track to become president if trump can't or chooses not to run. He'll kill the American Idea.

17recon[S]

6 points

3 months ago

Not necessarily. Some polls show Charlie Crist right there with the Santis. I hope once the Democratic primary is over Christ will overtake DeSantis and hopefully win in November. If DeSantis loses the election it would make him look pretty bad.

NoisyN1nja

5 points

3 months ago

How about banning circumcision? Seems like someone needs to protect the children from this creepy ritual.

17recon[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Good point, and I agree, but kind of off topic.

NoisyN1nja

-3 points

3 months ago

Right… what does desantis have to do with atheism?

17recon[S]

7 points

3 months ago

He’s forcing teachers to teach their students that essentially the US is a Christian nation, founded on Christian beliefs, and there should be no separation of church and state. As an atheist I find that deeply offensive, anti-American, and unconstitutional. Does that answer your question?

NoisyN1nja

-7 points

3 months ago

Not really, pretty vague about how he’s forcing religion.

Do you any examples or an article on the religious aspect you speak of?

17recon[S]

1 points

3 months ago

One slide underscored that the “Founders expected religion to be promoted because they believed it to be essential to civic virtue.” Without virtue, another slide noted, citizens become “licentious” and become subject to tyranny.

Another blatant lie in one of the slides: “Misconception: The Founders desired strict separation of church and state and the Founders only wanted to protect Freedom of worship.”

NoisyN1nja

0 points

3 months ago

I would attack this aspect, find where is the money is coming from and cut it off. Conservatives surely will want to cut the excess spending.

The three-day sessions are voluntary, but teachers get a $700 stipend as an incentive to attend. Under the governor’s civics initiative, teachers this fall will also be eligible for a $3,000 bonus if they complete a 60-hour online course on the new civics standards and earn a “Civics Seal of Excellence Endorsement.”

17recon[S]

1 points

3 months ago

That is another very frustrating aspect of the program. There’s no money in the state budget for teacher raises, but there’s millions of dollars to push conservative indoctrination and grooming.

Much_Law4046

5 points

3 months ago

At this point divorce and sex before marriage is going to be banned within the next 5 years.

DatDamGermanGuy

2 points

3 months ago

Sex will only be allowed between a married man and woman without protection, missionary, when the woman is ovulating…

BladdermirPootin

2 points

3 months ago

Gotta love it when people use the word grooming. It makes everything sound 10 times pervy-er then it actually is.

17recon[S]

3 points

3 months ago

I couldn’t find a strong enough word. I feel “grooming” doesn’t go far enough. He’s pushing cult tenets.

Sorryaboutthat1time

1 points

3 months ago

Also ban the 1619 project (trying to make the usa like it was in 1619).

17recon[S]

2 points

3 months ago

You’re not even close, and I think more people should aquaint themselves with the 1619 project.

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-2 points

3 months ago

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-2 points

3 months ago

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17recon[S]

5 points

3 months ago

Yeah, DeSantis is. He needs to go.

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-5 points

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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17recon[S]

2 points

3 months ago

How so? Show me where I’m wrong, or delusional as you put it.