Debates about how to teach history to children and young adults have raged on across the nation (especially in Florida) recently. Discourse concerning ideals such as American Exceptionalism, Critical Race Theory (CRT), and Marxism has led to legislators on both sides of the aisle taking action.
This time, however, it’s the Republicans that are making their voices heard.
Senators Rick Scott (R-FL) and John Kennedy (R-LA) have introduced the Crucial Communism Teaching Act which looks to “help educate students about the history and dangers of communism.”
“America is the beacon of freedom and democracy around the world—principles our nation was founded on. As the far left abandons those principles and pushes the failed policies of socialist and communist nations, our Crucial Communism Teaching Act will make educational materials available to schools that shine a light on the dangers of communism in our society,” stated Sen. Scott.
He would go on to mention that Communism cannot come to America’s shores if liberty is to exist.
“For many families, especially in my state of Florida, the United States has been a stark contrast to the communist rule that once stripped them of their freedom, liberty and basic human rights and dignity. We can’t let that happen in America,” Sen. Scott concluded.
Sen. Kennedy went as far as to call communism a “cancer.”
“Communism is a cancer, and it always produces the same results: oppression, suffering and death. We must teach the next generation of Americans the threat communism poses to liberty and justice for innocent people around the world,” said Sen. Kennedy.
According to the Scott press release, educational materials will be made available via the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.
A poll conducted by the foundation demonstrated that over 25% of Millennials favorably view communism and almost one-third of the Gen-Z population the same.