Anyone not believing there is a culture war raging across America only has to look at California as a prime example. Lawmakers in this left-leaning state have repeatedly worked against the constitutional rights of citizens there.
The attacks against American rights and values extends all the way to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) who this week readied his political hammer to slam down on school districts that dare disobey leftist edicts. Any district that doesn’t bow to laws that force the teaching of leftist ideals will be slammed.
Newsom has openly targeted conservative school districts and sought power from the state legislature to punish communities that don’t align with LGBTQ+ issues and “ethnic” studies.
Newsom signed a bill Monday that will enable him to slap fines on local school districts that refuse to obey state edicts on curriculum involving controversial subjects like race, gender, and sexuality.
Despite supermajorities of Democrats in both houses of the state legislature, the bill was failing before Newsom jumped in to save the legislation. He has voiced his plans to punish one school district in particular, in Temecula, California, where a new conservative majority won school board elections and rejected LGBTQ+ materials.
Newsom claims the law “bans book bans and censorship” and gives families the “freedom” to “decide what’s right for them.” The reality is that now the state can force districts to follow state-mandated teaching plans that do not include conservative or traditional perspectives. His claim of “freedom to decide” now doesn’t exist because the law strips that freedom from families, via their own school districts, wanting to decide what their children should learn.
Newsom is actively targeting “disobedient” school districts, including suing the school board in Chino Valley, Calif., for adopting a policy requiring schools to notify parents if children want to change their gender. This is a policy backed by 84% of Californians but Newsom wants the power of minority leftists to be enforced despite the wishes of the majority.
Newsom has displayed his political intentions of dancing to the leftist drum while cautiously preparing for a potential presidential run. He wants to be portrayed as a national leader who is against Republicans and states with GOP majorities. Newsom is set to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Nov. 30 even though Newsom says he’s not running for president.
- California governor signs bill that attacks conservative ideals.
- Bill was failing until Gov. Gavin Newsom stepped in to save it.
- Newsom is suing a school district for wanting to protect families.