The following Letter to the Editor was published in The Daily Sun on Mar 3, 2023.
Well, Florida, You chose DeSantis for governor, . . . again! Here he is, along with his Republican enablers, doing their best to change you into their idea of the perfect conservative. My mother cautioned me, “Be careful what you wish for, you may get it!”
“When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, ‘This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,’ the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives” — Robert A. Heinlein.
To be anti “woke” is to close one’s eyes; to ban studies is to close one’s mind, to do both is to die intellectually. DeSantis desires both for you so that he can control the state government without your oversight.
“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” –Plato.
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again, now; “wake up Florida!” You are being led down a primrose path! If you do not know the meaning of this . . . look it up!
Ronald Norvelle, Punta Gorda
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