FLORIDA GOVERNOR DeSantis Signs New Laws, Emphasizing Civics and Lessons on Evils of Communism in Schools

DeSantis Signs New Laws, Emphasizing Civics and Lessons on Evils of Communism in Schools


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Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues to position himself as the common-sense conservative Americans need in the face of an increasingly bold leftist agenda, this time signing three bills into law that will boost civics education in public schools and require teaching on the evils of communism, the Daily Wire reported.

On Tuesday, DeSantis signed House Bill 5, which will require the Florida Department of Education to create a civics education curriculum that “includes an understanding of citizens’ shared rights and responsibilities under the Constitution and Bill of Rights,” according to a news release on the bills. It will require the high-school curriculum to discuss political ideologies that oppose the principles of freedom and democracy, including communism and totalitarianism. The curriculum will also include a library of “Portraits in Patriotism,” which highlights individuals who have moved to this country for freedom to escape persecution from tyrannical regimes such as in Cuba or Venezuela. The bill requires first-person accounts of “victims of other nations’ governing philosophies who can compare those philosophies with those of the United States.”

“We want all students to understand the difference, why would somebody flee across shark-infested waters say, leaving from Cuba to come to southern Florida?” DeSantis explained during a press conference and signing ceremony at Three Oaks Middle School. “Why would somebody leave a place like Vietnam? Why would people leave these countries and risk their lives to be able to come here? It’s important that students understand that. Now as part of this bill, Florida will create a ‘Portraits in Patriotism’ library so students can learn about real patriots who came to this country after seeing the horrors of these communist regimes.”

“We have a number of people in Florida,” DeSantis added, “who’ve escaped totalitarian regimes, who’ve escaped communist dictatorships to be able to come to America.”

Also signed on Tuesday was Senate Bill 1108, which will require state college and university students to take a civic literacy course and a civic literacy assessment as a graduation requirement.

“The sad reality is that only two in five Americans can correctly name the three branches of government, and more than a third of Americans cannot name any of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment,” DeSantis said. “It is abundantly clear that we need to do a much better job of educating our students in civics to prepare them for the rest of their lives.”

Under Senate Bill 1108, high-school students will be required to take a civic literacy assessment that, if passed, will exempt students from the post-secondary test requirement.

Governor DeSantis also signed House Bill 233 into law on Tuesday. This bill requires state colleges and universities to annually assess “viewpoint diversity and intellectual freedom at their institutions to ensure that Florida’s postsecondary students will be shown diverse ideas and opinions, including those that they may disagree with or find uncomfortable.”

“It used to be thought that a university campus was a place you’d be exposed to a lot of different ideas. Unfortunately now, the norm is really that these are more intellectually oppressive environments,” the governor opined. “You have orthodoxies that are promoted, and other viewpoints are shunned or even suppressed. We don’t want that in Florida. You need to have a true contest of ideas. Students should not be shielded from ideas and we want robust First Amendment speech on our college and university campuses.”

The timing of the bills is appropriate, as high schools and colleges across the country continue to be bastions of Leftist thought that churn out the future anti-American, anti-white, anti-Christian, anti-capitalist leaders advocating for left-wing agenda items such as critical race theory, the New York Times’ “1619 Project,” and cancel culture.

Until the 1960s, civics education was commonplace in American schools, but shifting priorities and intrusive government education reforms ultimately slashed civics offerings from public schools. According to the National Education Association, only 25 percent of U.S. students today reach the “proficient” standard on the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Civics Assessment required to be passed by incoming citizens of the United States, with white, upper-class students four to six times more likely than Black and Hispanic students from low-income households to exceed that level.

Conservatives such as DeSantis understand the old adage that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it, a sentiment that has been made most clear by recent testimony at a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Virginia by a mother who escaped Chairman Mao’s brutal communist regime in China. Xi Van Fleet told the school board that critical race theory is “the American version of the Chinese Cultural Revolution.”

“Critical race theory has its roots in cultural Marxism — it should have no place in our schools,” she said.

“You are now teaching, training our children, to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history,” she continued.

“Growing up in Mao’s China, all of this seems very familiar,” insisted Van Fleet, who fled China at the age of 26. “The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people. The only difference is they used class instead of race.”

Americans’ lack of knowledge about their country’s history was made painfully clear during a recent episode of Jeopardy, which aired on June 1, in which not one of the three contestants were able to answer a very easy question about the Gettysburg Address, prompting intense backlash from viewers.

An $800 question in a “Quotations” category read, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, is from the end of this brief but powerful speech.”

Seconds passed, followed by a brief but telling silence before guest host Mayim Bialik revealed the answer to be the Gettysburg Address.

The embarrassing display invited vitriol from viewers online.

“I’m gonna pretend like I just didn’t see ALL THREE contestants miss ‘the Gettysburg Address’ just now,” replied another.

“How did #Jeopardy manage to find three contestants who don’t recognize the closing line of the Gettysburg Address? This isn’t Elementary Jeopardy, folks,” remarked another critic.

As noted by Life Site News, the three new laws are just the latest in a long list of conservative accomplishments for DeSantis, which include tougher penalties for riot-related offenses, requiring schools to allow silent time for prayer, opposition to overzealous COVID restrictions, banning sanctuary cities, strengthening election security, and keeping males out of female sports.

Smoking Gun! One Month Before COVID Outbreak, Fauci & Moderna Sent “mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates” to Wuhan Lab-Linked Doctor

Doctor infecting human tissue with bat viruses allowed to help create the "resolution" to the outbreak


SEE: https://www.infowars.com/posts/smoking-gun-one-month-before-covid-outbreak-fauci-moderna-sent-mrna-coronavirus-vaccine-candidates-to-wuhan-lab-linked-doctor/;

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Documents show Anthony Fauci’s NIH and pharma giant Moderna shared “mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates” with an expert who mentored the Wuhan bat lady and “helped test the COVID vaccine” over a month before COVID-19 was identified.

Originally posted by Axios last year, documents reveal the U.S. government and Moderna teamed up to send material transfer agreements to top specialists just days before COVID-19 was leaked in Wuhan, China.

The transfer agreement was signed by multiple parties between December 12th and 19th of 2019.

According to the official narrative, the World Health Organization (WHO) became aware of a pneumonia outbreak in the city of Wuhan on December 31, 2019.

Not until January 9, 2020 did WHO release an official statement regarding the novel coronavirus found in a hospital patient in Wuhan.

One of the signees of the transfer agreement, Dr. Ralph Baric of UNC Chapel Hill, has extremely close ties with the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In the material transfer form, Fauci and Moderna ask Baric to “perform challenge studies with the mRNA vaccine in a (redacted) model as described on Exhibit A.”

However, “Exhibit A” is also redacted in the document.

Dr. Shi Zhengli, infamously known as the Wuhan “Bat Woman,” was a lead researcher alongside Baric until she left the UNC-Chapel Hill lab for the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In fact, Zhengli and Baric published a paper in 2015 describing, “A SARS-like cluster of circulating bat coronaviruses shows potential for human emergence.”

How would they know the cluster specifically associated with the Chinese horseshoe bat shows potential for human emergence?

Well, in their own words, they “built a chimeric by encoding a novel, zoonotic CoV spike protein—from the RsSHC014-CoV sequence that was isolated from Chinese horseshoe bats.”

Next, researchers purposely infected human lungs “for HAE cultures” that “were procured under University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institutional Review Board–approved protocols.”

While “gain-of-function” research was banned in America in 2014, the 2015 Baric/Zhengli paper admits, “Continuation of these studies was requested, and this has been approved by the NIH.”

Interestingly, a note at the end of the research paper explains the authors originally omitted the fact that EcoHealth Alliance (EHA) funded their work.

EHA is the same group Fauci’s NIH used to funnel money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology where Baric’s co-worker Dr. Shi Zhengli is the lab director.

EHA’s president, Peter Daszak, was also the only American sent to Wuhan to “investigate” the lab leak theory, which he unsurprisingly dismissed.

In fact, as lead investigator for the WHO investigation, Daszak determined within 3 hours of visiting the Wuhan lab in February 2021 that there was “nothing to see here.”

With Daszak’s obvious conflict of interest regarding the Wuhan lab and gain-of-function research now making headlines, he was just recused from his position as head investigator looking into COVID origins for the medical journal The Lancet.

After Dr. Ralph Baric experimented with gain-of-function research, he created the coronavirus treatment drug Remdesivir for pharma giant Gilead, a company that has received over $6.5 billion from Fauci’s NIH in the past few years.

Now, Baric has teamed up with scientists to create another money-maker in what they call a “universal vaccine” that targets coronaviruses.

“The vaccine has the potential to prevent outbreaks when used as a new variant is detected,” said Baric.

“With this strategy, perhaps we can prevent a SARS-CoV-3,” a co-creator of the universal vaccine ominously stated.

In 2018, Baric spoke at a conference on the 100-year anniversary of the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic and explained one day somebody could sell vaccines to people who want to vaccinate themselves at home.

“Most likely, somebody will come up with a way to sell that in a legal way, not a safe way,” he said.

Could the “universal” coronavirus vaccine he just helped create be marketed for at-home use?

Baric even detailed how one could hypothetically “make money in the next pandemic,” providing a “global catastrophe opportunities” chart.

See the full speech below.

Another entity that would like to keep the origins of COVID-19 a secret is the Chinese military, which was on the record conducting secret research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

A new report by the Washington Post, an outlet that previously denied the lab leak theory, acknowledges classified military research was carried out at the lab and that records will almost certainly remain sealed by the Chinese government for two decades.

“The secrecy may help to explain why efforts to confirm or disprove the lab-leak theory of the pandemic’s origins have made little progress,” the report admits.

As Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) recently asked, why would a group of scientists intentionally take dangerous viruses that don’t harm humans and alter them in order to do so if not for military purposes?

By the way… if anyone was wondering why the internet overlords are censoring the lab leak theory, it could be the fact that Google has been funding EcoHealth Alliance for over a decade.



SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2021/06/24/early-covid-data-from-china-removed-by-nih-after-request-from-chinese-researchers-n1456885;

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A scientist in Seattle says he has recovered what might be a crucial gene sequence that had been deleted from a National Institutes of Health database at the request of Chinese researchers.

Jesse Bloom, a computational biologist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, posted the sequence in a paper he submitted to a non-peer-reviewed journal. “I recognize this is a hot-button topic,” Bloom said in an interview with The Washington Post. “It’s not a highly traditional scientific study, but at least it has some new data and new information.”

Scientists who have viewed the data say there’s nothing in it that proves or disproves the lab leak theory. But it still raises significant questions about NIH procedures that they were asked to delete the data in June 2020 — in the middle of a global pandemic and while the hunt for the origins of the coronavirus was well underway.

The NIH says they received the original data about three months prior to the request to delete it.

Wall Street Journal:

According to the NIH statement, the scientist who submitted the sequences requested in June 2020 that they be deleted because they had been updated and were to be posted to another, unspecified database. The investigator said they wanted the older version to be removed to avoid confusion, according to the NIH.

Chinese researchers initially submitted the sequences to the NIH database in March 2020 and published information about them in a paper on a preprint server, according to the NIH. The paper described the use of an advanced sequencing technology to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. The researchers didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

China’s National Health Commission didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

The data include information from several early Covid cases connected to the Wuhan food market in December 2019. Dr. Bloom speculates on why so little data from these early cases have been discovered. He says the removal of the sequences gave “a somewhat skewed picture of viruses circulating in Wuhan early on. It suggests possibly one reason why we haven’t seen more of these sequences is perhaps there hasn’t been a wholehearted effort to get them out there.”

That’s a very nice way of saying there’s a gigantic coverup going on.

Dr. Cooper, the University of Pittsburgh virologist, said the deleted sequences don’t resolve a continuing debate over whether the pandemic emerged from a lab accident or animal spillover into humans. “You could still argue it both ways,” he said.

But Dr. Bloom’s paper suggests that other early sequence data might still emerge, said Sergei Pond, a Temple University biology professor with expertise on the evolution of viral pathogens.

“If more sequences came to light, especially from early time points, or archival samples elsewhere, everything could change once again,” he said. “I think this is likely to happen.”

“It makes us wonder if there are other sequences like these that have been purged,” said Vaughn S. Cooper, a University of Pittsburgh evolutionary biologist.

For its part, the NIH says that removing the data at the request of the researcher is standard practice.

“These SARS-CoV-2 sequences were submitted for posting in SRA in March 2020 and subsequently requested to be withdrawn by the submitting investigator in June 2020. The requestor indicated the sequence information had been updated, was being submitted to another database, and wanted the data removed from SRA to avoid version control issues,” NIH said.

“Certainly, the consequence of removing the sequences was to obscure their existence,” Bloom told the Post in the interview.

Was it the intent of the researchers/Communist Party members to obscure the existence of the data? “Consequence” notwithstanding, the ultimate question of “why” needs to be answered by the researchers — or their bosses in the Chinese government.

A Terrible Day for the Republic: Biden and His Top General Strike at America’s Foundations


SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/bryan-preston/2021/06/24/a-terrible-day-for-the-republic-biden-and-his-top-general-strike-at-americas-foundations-n1456806;

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In testimony before the House Wednesday, Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked about the military’s new emphasis on politics and critical race theory.

Milley’s testimony is telling in many ways. He didn’t deny the military is pushing CRT and its ideas down the ranks. How could he, with so many whistleblowers calling his military out on it?

The nation’s top general leads in this segment by suggesting that he’s merely studying critical race theory and wokeness to understand them as a military leader should study ideas to understand their nature and whether they pose a threat or not. That would be fine, even commendable if it was true. As Sun Tzu wrote, know your enemy.

But then Gen. Milley, America’s top soldier, gets within inches of trashing the United States Constitution, which he swore an oath to defend with his life.

The disturbing part comes when, after ticking off his communist reading list, Milley gets heated:

“I personally find it offensive,” the emotional general opines, “that we are accusing the United States military, our general officers, our commissioned, non-commissioned officers, of being quote ‘woke,’ or something else because we’re studying some theories that are out there.”

The general’s feelings are irrelevant. It is noteworthy that he’s playing the “I’m offended” card, though. That’s beneath a man of his rank. A poor, dumb, former airman shouldn’t have to remind Gen. Milley that being personally offended means nothing when bullets are flying.

Milley knows this. He’s playing for his audience at the White House.

Milley continued, and here’s where it gets sticky for the republic.

“That was started at Harvard Law School years ago,” Milley said, fallaciously appealing to Ivy League authority, “and it proposed that there were laws in the United States.”

“Anti-bellum laws, prior to the Civil War,” Milley continued, getting the word “antebellum” wrong, “that led to a power differential with African Americans that were three-quarters of a human being.” He also got the Three-fifths Compromise wrong.

The Three-fifths Compromise was struck at the time of the ratification of the United States Constitution four-score and a few more years prior to the Civil War, to paraphrase the Republican president who freed the slaves — and whom a Democrat later murdered for it. The Three-fifths Compromise, as North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R) accurately explained to clueless reporters a few months back, was a good thing.

“See, this is another example of why we need to teach real history. The Three-fifths Compromise was put into our Constitution to limit the power of slaveholding states in this nation,” Robinson explained. “The slaveholding states wanted to count their slaves as whole individuals for the purpose of having a population count that would give them control of our federal government. The Three-fifths Compromise prevented that.” He goes on to explain that slavery wasn’t a settled issue at the time the Constitution was written and ratified, which is true. Slavery had existed for millennia prior to the United States’ existence. The founders wrestled with the issue while cobbling 13 colonies together into a nation while also fighting a revolution against the world’s top superpower of the time. Robinson moves on from there to give a much more accurate history of Jim Crow than Gen. Milley appears to be capable of rendering.

Gen. Milley needs remedial American history, stat, to correct the errors he has internalized into his thinking processes and command. But he probably pleased the only audience member who matters to his career.

This man is our top soldier. He serves a president who lies that antifa is “just an idea” and who instituted systemic racism in COVID relief until a federal court stopped him.

As if to outdo his top general and plagiarize from one of the most scurrilous members of Congress at the same time, Joe Biden riffed on the Second Amendment Wednesday and revealed that he understands American history even more poorly than does Gen. Milley. My colleague Matt Margolis covered Biden’s remarks.

“Those who say the blood of lib- — ‘the blood of patriots,’ you know, and all the stuff about how we’re going to have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots,” Biden said. “What’s happened is that there have never been — if you wanted or if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.”

The “those who say” — whom Biden glibly denounces — is Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence and third president of these United States. Jefferson wrote the following in a letter to William Stephens Smith (son-in-law to America’s second president) in 1787:

And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Did Joe Biden just reject Thomas Jefferson while stealing his thoughts from Eric Swalwell? The same Eric Swalwell who is compromised by his former relationship with a known Chinese spy?

Related: Pelosi Stands Behind Congressman Caught in Chinese Spy Honey Trap

He did, which tells us quite a bit about the quality of mind occupying the Oval Office at the moment.

Biden gets another thing wrong in all that mess. Americans have means other than military conflict to “take on” the government.

We have these novelties called elections. They were a radical notion when the founders including Jefferson established them. Biden and his Democrats are aware of that and the threat it poses to their power next year, which is why they pushed for S.1, the permanent Democrat power-grab bill. Thank the founders and Senate Republicans, it flopped.

But they’ll be back. And they’ll have the woke military brass backing them too.