(PresidentialWire.com)- On Monday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that will require schools to educate students about communism and establish November 7, Victims of Communism Day.
In a video posted to Twitter, Governor DeSantis said Victims of Communism Day would honor the more than 100 million people who fell victim to “communist regimes across the world.”
Today, I established November 7th as Victims of Communism Day to honor those who have suffered under communism and remind people of the destruction communism has caused worldwide, including a death toll exceeding 100 million.
In Florida, we will tell the truth about communism. pic.twitter.com/Ojlao8f46t
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) May 9, 2022
DeSantis also discussed the importance of teaching children about communism’s history, especially in light of how the ideology has been romanticized on college campuses throughout the country.
WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis declares Nov. 7th "Victims of Communism Day"
"You can see at a college campus students flying the Hammer and Sickle from the old Soviet Union flag … That to me speaks of a tremendous ignorance" pic.twitter.com/G9oxQO0cCg
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) May 9, 2022
Lt. Governor Jeannette Núñez said the legislation was part of Florida’s efforts to remove woke ideology and Critical Race Theory from the state’s classrooms. Echoing DeSantis, she said part of the woke agenda in schools is to romanticize communism and socialism. As a result, “positive attitudes” toward the deadly ideology “are at an all-time high in this country.”
Núñez added that this wouldn’t be the case “in the free state of Florida.” She said the legislation would ensure that Florida children would be taught the tyranny of communism and the importance of freedom. She said making November 7 Victims of Communism Day will help children to understand communism’s history across the globe.
November 7th is officially designated as Victims of Communism Day in Florida.
Freedom, not Marxism, has a home here. pic.twitter.com/dD55uSfXG6
— Jeanette Nuñez (@LtGovNunez) May 9, 2022
At the bill signing, the Republican governor also announced that he would approve $25 million in state funds for the preservation of the Freedom Tower, the historic landmark for Florida’s Cuban community.