MSNBC host Pleasure Reid stated Tuesday on her present “The ReidOut” that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is popping Florida right into a “right-wing fantasy land” in hell.
Reid stated, “We start tonight within the not-so-free state of Florida, the place within the 12 months 2023, it’s most likely simpler to get a gun than it’s to get a historical past e-book. Proper now, Florida Republicans, led by Governor Ron DeSantis, are attempting to push by a invoice that may eradicate hid weapons permits, calling the fitting to bear arms, quote, ‘central to our freedom.’ Those self same lawmakers have concurrently cracked down on different freedoms, like kids’s freedom to learn books. The Washington Publish is reporting at the moment that faculty officers in no less than two Florida counties, Manatee and Duval, have directed lecturers this month to take away or wrap up their very own classroom libraries till the books are vetted for appropriateness beneath state regulation.”
She continued, “Academics who show or give a scholar a e-book deemed un-allowed might resist 5 years in jail. You heard that proper—5 years in jail for handing a baby a e-book. And in case you’re questioning what falls beneath the umbrella of inappropriate for college kids by Florida requirements, activist Brandon Wolf factors out that one of many books rejected by Duval County colleges is The Lifetime of Rosa Parks. What DeSantis is doing is intentional. So as to peel off Trump’s Republican voters and get them on this facet forward of his presidential bid in 2024, he’s turning Florida right into a right-wing paradise the place the main target isn’t on well being care or jobs or taxes or infrastructure, or I don’t know, hurricane or flood insurance coverage in one of the pure disaster-prone states within the nation. You already know, regular governor stuff. However reasonably on the right-wing tradition wars and nothing however the right-wing tradition wars. And he’s ticking all of the bins.”
Reid added, “Not solely is he banning books about historical past and any point out of the existence of homosexual folks from Florida colleges, he’s barring public excessive colleges from instructing AP African American research. He’s taking purpose at drag performances, even suggesting that he would urge the state’s baby protecting providers to research mother and father who take their very own youngsters to 1. He’s actively making an attempt to ban COVID vaccine mandates and proscribing masks guidelines whereas on the similar time calling for probes into supposed wrongdoing linked to the vaccine. And he’s doing all of this whereas ensuring that anybody can stroll round with a gun, no allow required. It’s a right-wing fantasy land — like Disney World however in hell. Come to Florida, the meanest place on earth.”
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