Why are Democrats against the Parents Bill of Rights?

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  1. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 15 months ago

    The GOP bill is a response to growing anger across the country about access to information on everything from school curricula to safety and mask policies to the prevalence of gender ideology and critical race theory in the classroom. Parents’ anger over these issues at school board meetings led to an effort by the Biden administration’s Justice Department to examine the "disturbing trend" of violent threats against school officials.

    House Republicans reacted by approving the Parents Bill of Rights Act, which would require school districts to give parents access to curriculum and reading lists and would require schools to inform parents if school staff begin encouraging or promoting their child’s gender transition.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/parent … ck-schools

    1. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I have just started reading the bill. It looks very much to be a positive bill, that might just get more parents involved in their children's education, and give parents a chance to be heard.  Lots to unwrap in this bill.

      1. Readmikenow profile image94
        Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        It is amazing to me that not even one democrat voted for it.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image88
          Sharlee01posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I don't find it odd that not one Dem voted for the bill. One thing one must give to Democrats, they are loyal, and stick together, the greater majority of the time.

          Republicans need to consider this is why they come out with the short end of the stick much of the time.  If the Republican party does not pull together, I hate to think of where this country ill end up.

        2. Credence2 profile image77
          Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          And how many times have Republicans voted in lockstep to a man to oppose legislation supported by democrats?

    2. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, parents should be involved in their children's education.  However, there are some very extremist i.e. atavistic or retrogressive parents who want to keep their children in the Dark Ages.  There are parents who are totally against any form of education which is outside their particular family paradigm. 

      For example, there are parents who take the bible very literally.  They don't want their children to learn any thiing which goes beyond the biblical paradigm e.g. the study of evolution.   Don't even mention comprehensive sexual education, now that opens a Pandora's box with certain types of parents who hold that sex should be in a very narrow paradigm.  While parents should be involved in their children's education, this Parents Bill of Rights Act. there will be some parents who will take this bill to an extreme which will impair their children culturally & educationally.

  2. Credence2 profile image77
    Credence2posted 15 months ago

    Having a look at the Bill, its provisions appear innocuous on its face. As a result, I will keep my powder dry for NOW.

    But the Rightwinger be warned that if they think that this will facilitate book banning, politically related mandated lies about curriculum in the classroom at the state level, then they have another thing coming and a considerable fight that will await them.

    I just do not know why the GOP, always speaking against "big government" in favor of state and local control, are comfortable with this grand overreach.

    1. gmwilliams profile image84
      gmwilliamsposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Totally agree with you Credence2.  There are some atavistic or retrogressive parents who have a narrow definition of what education is.  Anything outside this narrow paradigm, in their eyes, is & should be forbidden less their children will be corrupted.

      1. Credence2 profile image77
        Credence2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        So what is Governor DeSantis saying in reality?

        No one should be instructed to feel as if they are not equal or shamed because of their race,” said Governor Ron DeSantis.

        I could drive a semi-truck through that. My very appearance would be cause for protest by many of these squeamish parents. How do we discuss the past honestly under the DeSantis edict?  This nonsense has driven many teachers away from their professions just to kowtow to rightwing hysteria.

  3. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
    Coltonlarsen1975posted 15 months ago

    There is absolutely nothing in this bill that doesn't already exist. What do you think you're gaining here?  Parents always know the curriculum. The first 2 weeks of class there is an event for parents called CURRICULUM NIGHT.  You can't make it?? Go to your districts admin building and they have ALL of the curriculum on display. Can't make it there?? Go to your library. They have ALL of  your district books there.   Your child's teacher presents everything for those interested, which is VERY few.  You want to speak at a board meeting?? Go ahead, time is allotted and very few show up. This is a nothing burger bill.  Please. Stop already.  Go to you school district and find out. Stop listening to pathetic pandering politicians. Parents are welcome and have always been welcome at their child's school. They just haven't given a damn until ridiculous political figures have enraged them about nonexistent issues.  Your child's teacher is a partner, not an enemy. This is sickening . You're a completely clueless parent if you think this bill means or changes anything that's gone on in public schools for decades.
    People should be more concerned with the photo mango Mussolini posted of himself with a baseball bat split screen with Alvin Bragg.   Or the fact that your party leaders made a field trip to a DC jail to highlight the fact that Jan 6 detainees can't text and use their iPads as much as they'd like.

    1. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
      Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      "They just haven't given a damn until ridiculous political figures have enraged them about nonexistent issues. "

      Ask any teacher. If you want to be involved in your child's education, ask them every day if they've done their homework and turned it in? Show up for parent/teacher conferences. Return your child's teacher's phone calls, emails and/or texts. You will do a great deal more for your child's education than voting for a politician who proposes bills like this to get his/her name in the newspaper.

      And you said it. Less government? Get out of our bedrooms and relationships with our children.

  4. Valeant profile image86
    Valeantposted 15 months ago

    Considering that similar legislation in Florida found it appropriate to ban 'The Life of Rosa Parks' from libraries, maybe Democrats don't want our history whitewashed in the same way the House GOP just tried to do that to January 6 by passing video to Tucker Carlson.

    Second, states are responsible for curricula decisions.  For a party that claims to be all about state's rights, trying to federalize topics pertaining to education seems to go a bit against their messaging, historically.

    And like it was noted above, the ability to become informed about the education children receive already exists.  Why put more pressure on teachers when they've already been through hell during the past few years of online teaching.  Back off and let them recover a bit so the attrition rate stabilizes.

    1. J Scull profile image95
      J Scullposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      This is a totally manufactured crisis by the GOP. They don’t want to govern. On the contrary, they want to dismantle the government so that their rich donors can avoid paying taxes.
      Republicans have become great at fighting culture wars. They use the meaningless tropes of CRT, woke , trans, or whatever else they feel will get their base angered and engaged. This, of course, so that Smith and Wesson can continue to saturate society with guns; the Koch family can continue to make billions from oil; the oil companies can continue to pollute the environment.
      This bill as well as any other the Republicans have proposed in recent years are not worth the paper they are printed on.

  5. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 15 months ago

    Does anybody have any idea of the absolute pornographic books that are made available to children in schools? Many of them are not pulled even after parents object to them. This is just ONE of many, many, incidences like this.

    "11-year-old reads aloud from ‘pornographic’ book he checked out from library at school board meeting"

    https://nypost.com/2023/02/28/knox-zaja … d-meeting/

    1. Credence2 profile image77
      Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      It is conservatives that take the extreme cases and make them appear to be the norm. What is it about the "Life of Rosa Parks" that would make it pornographic?

      The gist of all of this is a consistent direction coming from DeSantis and those like him that politically uncomfortable themes from a Rightwing standpoint  in literature are to be treated as poronography.

      We tell the Right, we are on to you and it will not be tolerated.

      1. Readmikenow profile image94
        Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        You should look at the list of books that can be found on school book shelves all over the country.  You'd be shocked.

        1. Credence2 profile image77
          Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I am with you about poronograhic materials being made available to grade school kids.

          However, one man's art can be another's pornography. What do we make of Michaelangelo's "David" anatomically correct male sculpture? There have been parents complaining about the presentation of this as art to young kids. But, again, Americans are such hypocritical prudes.

          As one past Supreme Court justice said in reference to pornography,  "l know it when I see it".

          I just don't trust a gang of MILF busybodies dictating by fiat what should and should not be in libraries. This goes beyond school libraries but they want to apply their tentacles to public libraries as well.

          As a parent, I will decide what books are appropriate for my charges to read or not read. I want them to read the "Autobiography of Malcolm X" and the biography of Rosa Parks. Those books should be available and if rightwing oriented parents do not want their kids reading, they make that selection for themselves and their kids and do not presume that my family is going to see things their way.

          All of this has an overwhelming focus on censorship of voices the political Right just as soon not hear from.

          While there is a need to keep blantanly pornonography materials away from the young, I think conservatives are using this to justify taking the idea into other areas and creating a climate of thought control.

          1. Readmikenow profile image94
            Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            Here is a small sample of the list of books parent don't want in their schools. I can't even imagine books like these in the school when I was growing up.

            "l8r, g8r," by Lauren Myracle -  it contains a "description of oral sex with minors," among other sexually explicit passages.

            "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic," by Alison Bechdel - coming of age as a lesbian, it includes graphic descriptions of sexual violence.

            "Gender Queer," by Maia Kobabe -  includes sexually explicit cartoon images

            "All Boys Aren't Blue," by George M. Johnson - includes descriptions of molestation and sex between men.

            "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," by Stephen Chbosky - includes descriptions of homosexuality, date rape and masturbation.

            "Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out," by Susan Kuklin -  includes descriptions of sexual abuse of minors, encourages sexual activity among young children.

            1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
              Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              NONE of these are in my liberal district. Not sure what's happening in yours???.  Maybe you need to go to some board meetings and get involved. Parents have a whole lot of avenues to work with their district administration of they want to. Most  are too lazy and really don't care.

              1. Readmikenow profile image94
                Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                It may be difficult for you to understand but this encompasses more than just your liberal district.

                1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                  Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Does your district bar you from speaking at school board meetings? Does you district keep their curriculum secret?  This bill "solves" nothing but that's a republican strength..work up grievance over a nonexistent "problem" and "solve" it with processes that are ALREADY in place.

                  1. Readmikenow profile image94
                    Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    Democrats have created an environment where standing up for your children at school board meetings comes with consequences from the federal government.

                    "Parents stood up for their children. Then the Biden administration targeted them.
                    Parents have described how they have been discouraged from participating at school board meetings for fear of federal investigation."

                    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/ … ?gnt-cfr=1

                2. Sharlee01 profile image88
                  Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  So true, and what I see is a bill that just might work to get more parents involved in their children's education, and be more at to get involved with the curriculum, as they should be in my view.

                  1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                    Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    What is in this bill that doesn't already exist??  Parents who want to be involved have always been given those opportunities.  I think that people who were never involved with their child's school just don't understand that .
                    What is in this bill that will get parents more involved??and why does the federal government need to step in?? These are matters that are handled quite well on a local level with boards ELECTED by the community.  Republicans need to stop with the overreach already. This bill is nothing more than politicians trying to make the uninformed believe things are happening at schools that clearly are not.   Shame.

            2. Credence2 profile image77
              Credence2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              How wide spread is the proliferation of this material?

              I can understand the parents concern but I am just as concerned about the books conservatives want to remove from the library shelves for political reasons.

            3. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
              Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              You do realize that the majority of the books you listed  would be on the high school level? And these are all subjects that may pertain to some teens. Hello? Date rape.  Thank God these books are available to the teens that have no one to go to to bounce these issues and experiences off of.  A 2nd grader isn't reading Perks of Being a Wallflower but boy it is sure relatable to a teen.

              1. Readmikenow profile image94
                Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                These are all books that were listed in more than one middle school library.

                You make too many assumptions.

                1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                  Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  I've read 2 of those books. And find absolutely no issue with them.  I find the descriptions you've listed of them misleading.  But really, these issues can be handled on a local level with the school board you elect. Books aren't a federal government issue.

                  1. Readmikenow profile image94
                    Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    "And find absolutely no issue with them"

                    I'm sure we can agree there are parents who view things differently from you, and they have a right to express their views.

                    "Books aren't a federal government issue."

                    I agree with you, but id does become a federal government issue when the federal government begins to intimidate parents who go to their local school board meetings.

  6. Readmikenow profile image94
    Readmikenowposted 15 months ago

    Schools are also working to hide things from parents they should know about.

    "Nearly 6,000 US public schools hide child’s gender status from parents"

    https://nypost.com/2023/03/08/us-public … m-parents/

    1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
      Coltonlarsen1975posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      If you're a parent who is relying on a school to tell you intimate things about YOUR child you should rethink your parenting strategy because you've done something wrong along the way...just saying you obviously don't have much of a relationship with your kids.   But this is the Republican Party of today. One that wants to control absolutely everything.

      1. Readmikenow profile image94
        Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Maybe its one that respects the rights of parents to be informed about what is happening with their children.  It is not uncommon for children to hide things from their parents. It is wrong for a school administration to know something the child is doing that is life altering and not inform the parent.  Schools intentionally keeping such information from parent is wrong. The school should, at the very least, encourage students to speak with their parents. The parents have a right to be informed.

        1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
          Coltonlarsen1975posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I think I'd like the teacher, the admin and the public school in general to stay out of my child's and family's personal business. I don't need a government snitch to inform me of what is happening in my child's life. Especially with their  own interpretations and judgements. When did Republicans become so intrusive??  But again, if your child is keeping something from you, you have a relationship problem. Don't look to the feds to solve it.

          1. Readmikenow profile image94
            Readmikenowposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            "I think I'd like the teacher, the admin and the public school in general to stay out of my child's and family's personal business."

            I still say parents have a right to know if their child is engaged in something life altering. It is common for kids to keep things from their parents. It happens in ALL families.  If the school is aware that a child is doing drugs, they should inform the parents.  This issue is not about solving anything. It is about parents having a right to know what is going on with their children.

            1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
              Coltonlarsen1975posted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Drugs would be potentialy  a question of legality but a student voicing something within the realm of LGBTQ issues?  Nothing illegal there.  These ultimately are choices humans will make. A teacher won't stop it and neither will a parent.  I can't put drug use and gender issues in the same boat.  You're giving the impression that if we catch it quick enough we can steer that child back to gender norms some of us are comfortable with.  And teachers need to rat out kids. Nah. And what exactly are teachers reporting? Their suspicions about little Johnny? Convos they overheard between Jake and Johnny on the playground? Will parents yet again be encouraged to sue teachers? I find all of this quite ludicrous
              I'm not even sure it has anything to do with ratting kids out on gender issues? Where does it say such a thing?.
              I read that it requires school to share the curriculum with parents which is something that has already been done for a very long time

              1. Readmikenow profile image94
                Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                Any trans-gender affirming care given to a child should first be granted by the parents.  ANY type of medical procedures should require a parents consent. There are schools that believe they have the right to let a child begin such procedures without the parents approval.  That is wrong.

                1. Valeant profile image86
                  Valeantposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Please name one school that falls under that claim.  I find this one to be another far-right invention.  I have two transgendered family members, including a nephew, and your musings sound pretty outlandish compared to the true reality of these scenarios.

                  1. Readmikenow profile image94
                    Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    It's possible in New York.  You can get a number of services without parental consent.

                    "Transgender-Related Health Care

                    There is no New York law that allows you to consent to trans-related health services, like hormone replacement therapy or gender affirming surgery.

                    However, if you are a young person who is married, parenting, or emancipated, you can consent to trans-related health services on your own."

                    https://teenhealthny.org/what-types-of- … l-consent/

                    It's also possible in Washington.

                    "Washington Democrats have proposed a bill that effectively encourages minors to run away from home to receive gender-affirming care, including gender reassignment surgery, without parental consent and at taxpayer expense.

                    Democrats passed similar legislation allowing minors to receive gender-affirming care without parental consent in 2019. But those kids were still subject to parental oversight. Senate Bill 5599, sponsored by far-left state senator Marko Liias (D-Everett), changes that. It permits shelters or host homes to provide housing for runaway minors without being required to notify their parents."

                    The bill explicitly allows for gender surgery without parental consent

                    https://mynorthwest.com/3816911/rantz-d … l-consent/

                2. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                  Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Are you seriously putting forward the idea that teachers are bringing children for gender affirming care???? Really? How are ALL these teachers these days all of a sudden flaming liberals chomping at the bit to change your child's sex??? This blows my mind. Why would they care
                  what sex your kid is in reality???  Is there a secret code between teachers? How did they get the super old conservative ones on board with the agenda?
                  It turns my stomach how people can be turned against teachers by pathetic politicians.  Even more gross that politicians result to this kind of crap.

                3. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                  Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Why are you so bent on having the federal government intervene in families lives and personal decisions???  Leave families alone. Teachers don't care what sex your child is. Stop trying to make them out to be some sort of sex-changimg boogey man. It makes NO SENSE

                  How do teachers pull it off?? The meds? The surgery? The insurance?? Do they pay for it on their own?? A secret government fund? Of course funded by Soros

                  1. Readmikenow profile image94
                    Readmikenowposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    "federal government intervene in families lives and personal decisions"

                    It has nothing to do with intervening. It has everything to do with a parent's rights to know what is happening with their children.  Teachers and administrators have a right to inform parents of what is happening with their children. In too many cases around the country young children are being given "gender affirming care" which is a misnomer and should be labeled Child Destruction Care as that what is does, without the consent of parents.

                    This is about parents having the right to make important decisions on behalf of their children. The schools and the state governments should not be making these rights.

                    Minnesota is a real problem. California already has a similar law in place. 

                    "Minnesota advances 'trans refuge' bill opponents say would strip custody from non-consenting parents"

                    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/minnes … ng-parents

          2. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
            Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            "Republicans become so intrusive?? "  When they became convinced that their beliefs should be laws.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image88
              Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              "  When they became convinced that their beliefs should be laws."

              To be fair ---   Does this not apply to the Democratic party too?

              I think I can agree Republicans have become a different animal, and are becoming more intrusive. I think it's due to standing up for their fundamental values, and morals. It appears many are not willing to go along with many of the liberal ideas that they clearly see to be detrimental to society at large.

              These are just my thoughts, and they are not written in stone anywhere...

              1. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
                Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                To be fair - no it doesn't.

                They are not the same. Look at what one party is for and against and look at what the other is for and against. Then look at national polls about what most Americans want. The numbers tell the story.

                1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                  Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Yes, the majority of Americans aren't interested in the culture wars the right is pushing. Just wait until DeSantis tries to bring his authoritarian  agenda to the national stage. I mean now he is revoking liquor licences of hotels that host drag shows?

                2. Sharlee01 profile image88
                  Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  Interesting answer. However, I would think your sentiment would be hard to prove. I would surmise both parties' ideologies would need to be truely considered, and there are few polls that cover what Americans want from Government. Actually some of the polls I have looked at show a high percentage of Americans looking for much of the same from the Government.   And what is sad the majority of Americans feel this administration has failed in most areas, and feel the Country is headed in the wrong direction.

                  Only 36% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction...
                  https://www.rasmussenreports.com/public … rack_mar20

                  IT would seem most polls are not positive about the current Democratic president or his agenda.

                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics … en-impact/

                  1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
                    Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    Reuters/Ipsos poll completed found a majority of Americans believe Trump's movement is undermining democracy.

                    Fifty-eight percent of respondents in the two-day poll - including one in four Republicans - said Trump's "Make America Great Again" movement is threatening America's democratic foundations.

                    https://www.reuters.com/world/us/most-a … 022-09-07/

                    recent Yahoo News/YouGov poll showed most of DeSantis’ key Florida policies and goals — from banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy to cutting diversity, equity and inclusion programs on college campuses — are opposed by a majority of Americans.

                    Republicans are out of touch with what concerns Americans. We don't care about banning books, gay, trans people or muzzling teachers and corporations speech.

                    Also  a new national poll shows that a majority of Americans don’t see woke a a problem. Woke, it turns out, has a lot of positive connotations for people across the country.

                    In a USA Today/Ipsos poll released this week, 56% of those surveyed said the term means “to be informed, educated on and aware of social injustices.” About 39% said it “involves being overly politically correct and policing others’ words.”

                    If Florida’s governor, who so triumphantly pronounced his state the place “where woke goes to die,” indeed runs for president,  his anti-woke message won't play well on a national stage

                    Also the following. Seems to reinforce the idea that Americans have  no taste  for the Republican culture war.
                    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/opinion-po … -politics/

                  2. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
                    Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    My comment was not about party affiliation. It was about what American agree on: Gun control, reproductive rights, civil rights, voting rights, climate change. There are bipartisan issues most of Americans agree on that have little or nothing to do with which party they tend to vote for.

        2. Credence2 profile image77
          Credence2posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I spite of all that you have said about this issue, I agree with your comment.

        3. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
          Coltonlarsen1975posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          "It is wrong for a school administration to know something the child is doing that is life altering and not inform the parent.  Schools intentionally keeping such information from parent is wrong. "


          The bill actually says nothing about such a situation.

  7. Credence2 profile image77
    Credence2posted 14 months ago

    Parental Bill of Rights....

    Here in Florida it encourages tyrants and tyrannical behavior.

    Overreach? That is just how I expected the Right to react as natural reactionaries.

    We are going to have to muzzle and sabotage this DeSantis guy, and soon before tempers across the state heating up over this issue reaches Fahrenheit 451.

    Read the part where the mother did not want the biography of Ruby Bridges shown and her explanation why. How can that be justified?

    https://news.yahoo.com/ron-desantis-flo … 08712.html

    1. Coltonlarsen1975 profile image59
      Coltonlarsen1975posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      The patent said the film “might result in students learning that white people hate black people,” citing the use of racial slurs and scenes of white people threatening Ruby as she entered the school. (In real life and in the film, she was escorted by federal marshals. 

      We sure are underestimating kids these days.  Some adults  in our society perpetuate racism and hate by projecting their outdated fears onto children.  This parent thinks students would walk away from this film with a message of white hate toward black people?  Pretty narrow minded. What about the lessons of courage, empathy, acceptance and how far we've come since that point?  Really there are  many positive lessons and conversations that could come out of that film.  Government wants to shut down those conversations. What are they afraid of?
      On a high note, it's looking more and more like the  DeSantis manifesto won't play well on the national stage.

      1. Credence2 profile image77
        Credence2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        It has always been the rightwing playbook, a create imaginary threat of the free exchange of ideas verses ignoring the real and physical threats of slaughter in the classroom through the random proliferation of firearms that they all seem to crave.

        The playbook was followed chapter and verse in Brazil and now in Israel as well.

        There must be a great deal of guilt involved surrounding the desire to erase such a fundamental part of American history out of existence. I don't want my kids lied to to accomodate that guilt. Who is going to sit still for it?

        I am encouraged to have your corroboration on what I see are the brakes being placed on the DeSantis initiative.

  8. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
    Kathleen Cochranposted 14 months ago

    Sharlee: Once again, I apologize for not continuing to lead the discussion in the direction you want it to go. I happen to think discussions should go where they will.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      I can agree that any conversation can, and actually needs to be taken down different paths. No need for an apolgy. I am glad you shared. I will reread your last comment and make a go at a reply.

      "KATHLEEN COCHRAN WROTE:
      My comment was not about party affiliation. It was about what American agree on: Gun control, reproductive rights, civil rights, voting rights, climate change. There are bipartisan issues most of Americans agree on that have little or nothing to do with which party they tend to vote for."

      I think we can pretty much agree. I think each of the issues you made mentioned, most Americans have concerns. Yes, maybe the Right and left might have different levels of concern depending on the issue.

 
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MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
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Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
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Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
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ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)