Florida: So Much for “Parental Rights”

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“In late March, Florida governor Ron DeSantis was all about ‘parental rights,’ signing what critics called a ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, which he insisted was really all about protecting the ability of parents to guide their children’s upbringing, control what subject matter they were exposed to in the classroom, and be informed by schools of matters pertaining to their ‘mental, emotional, or physical well-being.’ Only three months later, he’s threatening to have parents investigated by the state’s ‘child protective’ bureaucracy should they choose to take their kids to entertainment events he doesn’t approve of. And the same legislators who passed that ‘parental rights’ bill now propose  to make parental non-conformity with Ron DeSantis’s entertainment preferences a felony punishable by, among other things, termination of the ‘parental rights’ they so recently postured as defenders of.” (06/21/22)