In the conservative world, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is really tearin’ it up.
And Saturday, he tore into Critical Race Theory.
Guesting on Fox News program Unfiltered with Dan Bongino, Ron ripped CRT:
“I mean, give me a break. This country has had more opportunity for more people than any country in the history of the world, and it doesn’t matter where you trace your ancestry from. We’ve had people that have been able to succeed.”
The notion that America’s systemically racist, he said, is “a bunch of horse manure.”
Therefore, he made a promise: He’ll stand in the way of any school board candidate that wants CRT taught to kids:
“We’re…not going to support any Republican candidate for school board who supports critical race theory in all 67 counties…”
But wait — there’s more:
…or supports mandatory masking of schoolchildren.”
As for a ban, he’s working on that:
“Next week, I have my Commissioner of Education going to the Board of Education banning it, banning any departure from accurate history and following our standards. This is something we’ve got to stay on the forefront of.”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 6, 2021
It’s not the first time DeSantis has descended upon Critical Race Theory.
As I covered in May, at the signing of a state tax-cutting package, he told the crowd the sheriff’s in town; and he means business:
“You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig.. … So what we’re doing, the Department, the Florida Board of Education is meeting, and they are addressing this. And I told them they need to address this. And we’ve got to do it. … [I]t’s offensive to the taxpayer that they would be asked to fund Critical Race Theory — that they would be asked fund teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other.”
He spoke of history:
“[I]t’s also…based on false history, when they try to look back and denigrate the
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