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The state of Florida and its U.S. congressional members are becoming a barrier against communism. This Thursday, December 2, Rep. María Elvira Salazar introduced legislation aimed at the civic education of the legacy of communism.
The CCT (Crucial Communism Teaching Act), led by Salazar and other U.S. representatives, seeks to explain to high school students what communism is, its legacy, and what happens in countries where that ideology is in power. This bill has been inspired by a law introduced in Florida by Governor DeSantis, Florida State HB5 “Civic Education Curriculum”, which allowed schools to make use of a curriculum created in collaboration with the Victims of Communism Foundation.
Salazar stated, “As the daughter of Cuban exiles I am proud to introduce this legislation that will build a school curriculum to instruct our future generation on the true meaning of communism.”
One in three members of Generation Z has a favorable view of communism, while one in three Americans say they don’t know “what Marxism looks like.” The project seeks to educate these young people and let them know what communism is really about. “In Cuba, there are no medical supplies, the supermarkets are empty, the houses are collapsing around the people who live in them. Doctors, engineers, and nurses are now taxi drivers or hotel staff, because tourist jobs earn more in a day than the government pays in a month. That is communism in action”.
María Elvira Salazar highlighted that more than 100 million people have died worldwide as a result of communist practices and called communism a “cancer”. The congresswoman concluded by stressing that students must be educated about the true meaning of this ideology.
Despite being in Congress for less than a year, Salazar has quickly made her mark in Washington for her fight against communism and in favor of freedom for Cuba and other Latin American countries that are subjugated by that ideology. The congresswoman, daughter of Cuban exiles, often says that the district she represents is full of people who have had to flee communism and who do not want these ideas to take power in the United States.
Most recently, the congresswoman caused headlines in Colombia after calling Gustavo Petro, who is leading the polls for the presidency in Colombia, a terrorist and a thief. This Tuesday, in the middle of the presentation of the bill, Salazar once again issued a warning to Colombians, mentioning that they will live the misfortunes of communist countries if they finally decide to bring the former guerrilla to power.
Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editor-in-chief of El American. Economist. Podcaster. Political and economic analysis of America. Colombian exile in the United States // Vanessa Vallejo. Co-editora en jefe de El American. Economista. Podcaster. Análisis político y económico de América. Colombiana exiliada en EE. UU.