I live in Florida, so I always am interested in what our governor, Ron DeSantis (the world’s most anti-Trump Trumper), is doing.
Recently, he has become quite concerned that our children were taught the wrong things according to conservative ideology.
If you share his concerns, here is how Gov. DeSantis has begun to protect your children from evil thoughts with his so-called “Don’t say gay” law:
Bans instruction or classroom discussion about LGBTQ issues for kindergarten through third grade. For older students, discussion about gay and transgender issues has to be “age appropriate or developmentally appropriate.”
It aims to “reinforce the fundamental right of parents to make decisions regarding the upbringing and control of their children,” according to the text of the legislation.
Empowers parents to sue the teacher and the school district over any teachings they don’t like.
It requires schools to tell parents when their child receives mental health services.
The purpose of the law is to prevent teachers from “sexualizing kindergartners” and “grooming young kids” because, as you know, that is what teachers try to do.
It also is well known that children decide to be gay, perhaps because being gay provides so many social benefits of popular acceptance.
Teaching children about alternative sexuality will cause children to choose to endure the pleasant bigotry and bullying that comes with being gay.
(In that regard, I cannot remember when I decided to be straight. It must have been before I was finished with the third grade.)
According to DeSantis and others of similar ilk, this represents the cause/effect link between learning about something and, as a result, deciding to be that thing.
Further, because uneducated parents know more about teaching your children than do trained teachers, they should be given the right to determine what should or should not be taught to your children in public schools.
The last thing we want is some college-degreed teacher deciding how to teach your children when uneducated strangers are more capable.
Finally, children often have emotional problems and cannot trust their parent to have the knowledge, experience, and mature compassion to help. So they mistakenly come to a trusted, knowledgeable adult, like a teacher.
We want to put a stop to that.
The children should deal with the problem themselves or put their trust in the hands of a possibly immature, uneducated, drunken, drug-addled, strict, or even missing parent (choose one or more).
In that regard, I suggest similar laws be created to outlaw teaching the facts about:
- Naziism, lest it convinces children to become Nazis.
- Communism, lest it grooms children to become communists
- Gun violence, lest it foments the desire to shoot people
- Mass murders, lest it inspires children to become mass murderers
- Hate crimes, lest it spurs children to commit hate crimes
- Islam, lest it instigates children to become Muslims
- Dictatorships, lest children are galvanized to become dictators
- Bigotry, lest it inspires children to express hatred for people.
- Crime, lest it animates children to become criminals
- Bullying, lest it goads children to become bullies
- American history, lest it encourages children to kill and steal land from Native Americans.
- The Salem witch trials, lest it emboldens children to hunt down and kill women for being witches.
- Democracy, lest it induces children to accept the results of elections won by opposing candidates.
- Donald Trump, lest it creates a desire in children to become lying, cheating, cruel, ignorant, immoral, womanizing traitors to America.
Example: A child feels confused and disturbed by an attraction to someone of the same sex. The child might seek advice from a teacher because the child does not trust his/her parent.
By law, the teacher immediately must ignore the child or report to the parent, so the parent can beat these bad feelings out of the child. It is the Christian way to solve the problem.
Gov. DeSantis hopes you will not understand that giving parents the right to sue teachers for anything the parent doesn’t like is an example of “Cancel Culture.” He hates cancel culture and will do away with it.
That is what he hopes.
And I hope this clarifies your understanding of good, proper, conservative thinking.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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