The Far Left loses one battle

More than 30 years after Big Education beat down efforts to teach Florida children the real and present dangers of communism, the Florida Legislature is bringing it back to the classroom.This at a time when an alarming 30 percent of young people think communism might be a good idea, according to one poll.It also comes at a time when left-wing members of Congress are making trips to Cuba to mix and mingle with leaders of that country, which was ruined by communism. Without a doubt they will try to introduce some of Cuba’s ideas into legislation. The original effort came in the 1960s during the Cold War and was led by Rep. George Stallings of Jacksonville.Stallings sponsored legislation that called for classes in Americanism vs. communism in government schools.For 30 years, lobbyists for the powerful teacher unions worked overtime persuading the Democrats who then controlled state government to kill the law, and in the 1990s were victorious.Rather than instruct young Americans in matters vital to their future, government school instead have allowed pornography in school libraries.But with a pro-American legislature in Tallahassee, and the threat from communist nations increasing, a good idea bubbled back to the surface.It is up for a vote in the Florida Senate today. Stallings would be proud.

Lloyd Brown

Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.


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