NBC anchor Chuck Todd took issue with Ron DeSantis’ plan for Florida schools to teach the perils of Communism, suggesting he was “politicizing” an ideology that has killed millions.
During a weekend appearance in Las Vegas, the Florida governor touted that his state was the first in the country to establish November 10th as the day when schools would teach students at all grade levels about the dangers of communism.
“We’re also the first state in the country to establish every November 10, the day in our schools is earmarked to teach our students at all grade levels about the evils of communist regimes throughout history we’re going to tell the truth about Marxism and Leninism,” he announced.
DeSantis signed a bill last May designating the lesson on Communism – a minimum of 45 minutes – as mandatory, noting the instruction would center around Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Fidel Castro, as well as “poverty, starvation, migration, systemic lethal violence, and suppression of speech” endured under their leadership.
Florida, of course, has a large Cuban population that often risks their lives to flee the Communist regime.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announces he is signing a bill requiring high school students to learn about the “evils of communism and totalitarian ideologies.” The bill also creates a library that allows students to learn about “real patriots” who escaped communism and socialism. pic.twitter.com/x9cvBv5jXK
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 22, 2021
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Chuck Todd Not Happy With DeSantis Having Schools Teach About Communism
NBC’s Chuck Todd took issue with DeSantis having Florida schools teach about the evils of communism and scoffed at the notion that such a topic would appeal to swing voters.
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“I don’t know if DeSantis is going to be talking to swing voters, here’s like one of the things he said in Vegas yesterday take a listen to this,” he said prior to playing a clip of the aforementioned comments.
NBC’s Chuck Todd accused DeSantis of playing politics when he told an audience in Vegas that every November 10th, Florida schools teach kids about the dangers of communism.
“He’s going out of his way to politicize something,” Todd cried. pic.twitter.com/AQWUMeomIC
— Kevin Tober (@KevinTober94) March 12, 2023
Turning to panelist Jonathan Martin of Politico, Todd bemoaned the news.
“You know, Jonathan, it’s sort of like, look, being a Floridian, I sort of know what he’s trying to play there and all of that,” Todd said.
“I went to Florida public schools we were taught this. It was called history,” he continued. “It just seems like a weird politicizing—you know he’s going out of his way to politicize something.”
Is he under the impression that teaching about Communism somehow isn’t history?
DeSantis ACTIVATES DeSAVAGE mode on Commies with PERFECT takedown:
“I reject socialism outright. I reject Marxism, Leninism, Communism, any of these -isms that have come out of a political theory that denies the worth of each and every individual.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 23, 2022
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Communism Has Killed Millions
Historian Lee Edwards has previously noted that drawing the ire of those who wish to suppress knowledge of the dangers of Communism means you’re doing the right thing.
“When President George W. Bush … on June 12, 2007, dedicated a U.S. memorial in Washington, D.C., to the more than 100 million victims of communism, both the Chinese communists and the Russian communists immediately attacked the president and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation,” Edwards wrote.
“You know you’re doing the right thing when your enemies condemn you.”
One thing that I deduce from hearing DeSantis speak, reading his book, and observing his actions in Florida, is that this dude hates Communists and Communism with a red hot passion. He is the leader America needs at this crucial moment in time.
— Unfiltered☢Boss (@Unfilteredboss1) March 11, 2023
The American media, the enemy of the people, lashing out at the teachings of Communism is confirmation that DeSantis is taking the right path.
A political ideology that has resulted in countless dead seems relevant anywhere in a freedom-loving nation, let alone in a state with a large Cuban-American population.
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Unbelievable. So much for the MSM and their so-called “lack of bias”. THIS is incredible.
All you need to do is assign them, when grade appropriate, to read Marx. His writing style is so bad that after reading any of his stuff they will have such a negative view of the Father of Communism that they will never want anything to do with it.
The biggest problem with communists is they know some slogans and some arguments but they’ve never read the original works. When you quote Marx to them they don’t know what it is.
Children should be taught about Communism, fascism and slavery so they can understand why these ideologies are destructive to freedom and self government.
HEY, Todd, they don’t teach ‘History’ in Public Schools any longer. They only teach the Evil that America is, according to the Anti American agenda of the D’Marxists.
F TODD—Commie apologist. ROT IN H !
Chuck needs a lesson. I would point him to Cuba and Venezuela to show him how much a poison COMMUNISM really is. Chuck Todd is no Tim Russert; he couldn’t hold Russert’s jockstrap let alone be considered a “journalist”!
With so many young people advocating socialism/communism, the need is clearly obvious for education about communism. Communism is a totalitarian system of government without individual freedom, a history of state slavery, and the slaughter of >100 million people. The horror of Communism must be taught, lest the virus infect America. All states should teach this history.
DeSantis is right and Chuck is politically weaponized. He’s been taking it up the azz for years from Obama and now the feeble one, Biden. Shut up Todd, then we just have to guess you’re stupid but of course your ego makes you open your mouth to remove all doubt.