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Florida Lawmaker Wants To Pass Law To Force Children To Watch Propaganda Movie

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 08:55 PM
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Here's an excerpt from WND - Lawmaker: Make 'America' required viewing in schools:


(Hollywood Reporter) A Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make Dinesh D’Souza’s docudrama, America, required viewing for most teenagers in the state, The Hollywood Reporter learned on Friday.

Republican Alan Hays said he’ll introduce in November his one-page bill that simply states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object.

The plan is sure to draw fire from liberals not only because D’Souza is a prominent conservative but because he is also behind the movie, 2016: Obama’s America, which is a profoundly negative take on Democratic U.S. president Barack Obama


and an excerpt from Think Progress - Florida Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Require Every Student To Watch Documentary Explaining Why Liberals Hate America:


“I saw the movie and walked out of the theater and said, ‘Wow, our students need to see this.’ And it’s my plan to show it to my colleagues in the legislature, too, before they’re asked to vote on the bill,” Hays said.

The movie, based off of D’Souza’s book “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” was not as big a hit at the box office as it was with Hays grossing just $2.5 million. Critics panned the film for lacking factual substance, calling D’Souza’s claims far-fetched and misguided.
“The first problem with the film is its overstatement of these anti-American tenets ostensibly running rampant in our society,” said the Hollywood Reporter. “D’Souza posits a simmering crisis that doesn’t really exist outside a few college campuses.” The Washington Post said, ““America” is less successful as a debate, since it isn’t one. D’Souza controls the conversation, and thus goes unchallenged when he tries to make real-world points with make-believe scenarios.” “‘America” isn’t a documentary; it’s more like the badly-filmed version of a badly-written, meandering op-ed piece from a paper that lacks fact-checking or proofreading,” said a Wrap review of the film.


Additional reading:
Hollywood Reporter (seems to be first to report)
Newsmax
Raw Story

What's next Atlas Shrugged? The complete works of Ann Coulter in MP3 format? Un-freakin-believable.



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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:07 PM
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So what is the difference between the op and students being forced to watch an 'inconvient truth' or Farenhit 9-11' ?

And then what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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The trailer was cool but didn't really tell me anything about the movie except it has some Revolutionary War dramatizations.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:10 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
So what is the difference between the op and students being forced to watch an 'inconvient truth' or Farenhit 9-11' ?

And then what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?


When were students forced to watch any of those as part of required school curriculum. I do not recall that happening. Now I am sure some teachers decided to show those in classrooms somewhere in America.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: karmicecstasy

Oh geez students are forced to do a lot of things in school.

Hell I didn't want to read Wuthering Heights.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:13 PM
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a reply to: karmicecstasy

I don't know if it was required or just happenstance, but in my school district I had to read Animal Farm at least three times, in multiple grade levels. We even watched the movie once or twice. I often saw other students having to read 1984 multiple times. Personally I found those books enlightening.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: karmicecstasy

Oh geez students are forced to do a lot of things in school.

Hell I didn't want to read Wuthering Heights.



There is a difference between a teacher making you read or watch something you dislike and the state mandating that all student in the state watch something.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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originally posted by: karmicecstasy

originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: karmicecstasy

Oh geez students are forced to do a lot of things in school.

Hell I didn't want to read Wuthering Heights.



There is a difference between a teacher making you read or watch something you dislike and the state mandating that all student in the state watch something.


I agree with that.
When we start forcing children to sit and stare at a screen there is something seriously wrong!



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: karmicecstasy

What difference ?

Read this ?




Florida Lawmaker Wants To Pass Law To Force Children To Watch Propaganda Movie


Keyword wants to of course any law has to be voted on, and passed by a majority.

Then signed in to law by the governor.

Right ?

If people want to blow a gasket over something that isn't in existence yet.

Feel free.

But then again 'state rights' are STATE RIGHTS.

If it gets approved then some people have something to gripe over.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:31 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: karmicecstasy

What difference ?

Read this ?




Florida Lawmaker Wants To Pass Law To Force Children To Watch Propaganda Movie



Keyword wants to of course any law has to be voted on, and passed by a majority.

Then signed in to law by the governor.

Right ?

If people want to blow a gasket over something that isn't in existence yet.

Feel free.

But then again 'state rights' are STATE RIGHTS.

If it gets approved then some people have something to gripe over.


I understand that but if you recall you said this is just like being forced to watch inconvient truth' or Farenhit 9-11. No state has ever passed a law forcing students to watch those movies just like I am sure Florida wont pass a law forcing anyone to watch this movie. That is the difference but I am not going to argue with you.

I try not to get pulled into political arguments. No one in the history of the world has ever had their opinion changed through arguing. I have seen you in multiple threads. I see how you operate. You jump into a thread and make blanket political statements and skew every thread to your point of view.

I respect your view. I wish you the best of luck. You have the right to believe what you believe in. Good day sir.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: karmicecstasy

Yeah well last time I checked Florida is a 'swing state'.

Wouldn't get to too worked up.

Since it swings both ways.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
So what is the difference between the op and students being forced to watch an 'inconvient truth' or Farenhit 9-11' ?

And then what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?


I'm not aware of any state laws making either of those required viewing for middle school and high school classes. I do remember there being stories about isolated incidents of individual teachers showing either of these films. If you don't support that, why not just voice your disapproval of this proposal?


Keyword wants to of course any law has to be voted on, and passed by a majority.

Then signed in to law by the governor.

Right ?


also


Yeah well last time I checked Florida is a 'swing state'.

Wouldn't get to too worked up.

Since it swings both ways.


The Florida House is stacked with Republicans, 75 to 45, the Senate, 26 to 14 and of course the governor is Republican Rick Scott, the most prolific defrauder of Medicare, ever.

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:38 PM
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what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?


That's science, not political propaganda.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:40 PM
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" Florida Lawmaker Drafts Bill To Require Every Student To Watch Documentary Explaining Why Liberals Hate America "

This must a replacement curriculum for actually teaching Liberals to hate America?

There must be at least 100 of those documentaries.

Of course there's outrage when the Liberal agenda gets exposed.

They should also teach Fabian Socialism and how it is wrecking the free world





posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: CB328



what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?


That's science, not political propaganda.


Get real the only science that is about anymore is political science.

That 'righteous' little cause has been hijacked by neocons.

Trying to control the entire planet!
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: karmicecstasy

Yeah well last time I checked Florida is a 'swing state'.

Wouldn't get to too worked up.

Since it swings both ways.


it wouldn't be if we could stop all those d@@n snow birds from flying down wanting to make just like home.
we were better off when we were considered a bunch of dumb redneck crackers and didn't have to worry about what the rest of the country thought of us.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:42 PM
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originally posted by: karmicecstasy

originally posted by: neo96
So what is the difference between the op and students being forced to watch an 'inconvient truth' or Farenhit 9-11' ?

And then what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?


When were students forced to watch any of those as part of required school curriculum. I do not recall that happening. Now I am sure some teachers decided to show those in classrooms somewhere in America.


It did happen evidently.

College Students Forced to Watch Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’




The week before Earth Day, professors teaching the lab portion of CORE 101: Science, Technology and Society required their students to watch Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth during class. Every student at RWU must enroll in this core class to qualify for graduation.

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NEXT!! Liberal Agenda!!

Fahrenheit 9/11
in the Classroom




As the October release of the Fahrenheit DVD approached, Moore posted a
“Teacher’s Guide” for using the film in high school and college classrooms on his
website.



Within days of the DVD release of the film on
October 5, stories began to surface in the blogosphere about incidents in which
high school teachers and community college professors had been disciplined for
having the temerity to show the film to their students.



The Associated Press reported the first such incident—ironically in George W.
Bush’s “backyard”—on October 9, less than a week after Fahrenheit’s DVD release.
Michael Kurth, a Southeast Texas businessman, was “livid” that his son had been—in
his words—“forced” to watch a portion of the film in his English class at Pathways
Learning Center—an alternative high school in Beaumont, Texas—and called for
action from the school administration. In a statement to local media, Kurth claimed
that his 17-year-old son Matthew had been so upset about the content of the movie
that he’d “put his head on his desk and tried to sleep through it.” “It is spun to a very
liberal viewpoint,” Kurth commented. “It is absolutely wrong for teachers to take
a political position with some of these kids at legal voting age.” Asked to respond,
Pathways principal Michael Ryals commented that he had previewed the section of
Fahrenheit prepared for the lesson and told the Beaumont Enterprise that, “I didn’t
hear anything that was offensive to me” (“Beaumont Students Watch Fahrenheit 9/11
in Class,” 2004).

And On and On, schools did show this film.
LINKY



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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originally posted by: CB328



what about all the global warming propaganda being forced down students throats?


That's science, not political propaganda.

Not to change the Topic, But Really Bad Science! Al Gore and Company, For Profit,,,,



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: guohua


College Students Forced to Watch Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’




No wonder people actually believe the CO2 hoax !!

Next they will believe carbon credits cut pollution !!




posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 09:47 PM
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I always thought schools were already conditioning kids for society. So now why do they need a propaganda movie. Teachers are supposed to do that, the information is already in their teaching material.

Maybe the teachers weren't conditioned properly. One movie is not going to fix the kids, most will probably fall asleep during the movie. Maybe if they made it interactive and the kids all had joysticks it might keep them awake. As long as there are tomatoes to throw during the interaction the kids will be happy. Otherwise they may throw shoes.
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