Christina Pushaw dropped a brutal truth bomb on the woke Left about parental rights and child protection laws

Apr 2, 2024

The left-wing media has been smearing Ron DeSantis since he rejected Anthony Fauci’s lockdowns and mandates.

But this latest accusation is a new low.

And Christina Pushaw dropped a brutal truth bomb on the woke Left about parental rights and child protection laws.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis made restoring parental rights in education a top priority of his administration over the past few years.

During his State of the State Address, he promised to make 2022 the “year of the parent” in Florida.

DeSantis followed through on his promise by signing the Parental Rights in Education Bill into law.

He recently signed a bill into law that prohibits children, under the age of 14, from having social media accounts and requires 14 and 15-year-olds to obtain parental permission before using social media.

And now, one reporter is twisting this new law to try and paint DeSantis as an enemy of parental rights.

In a piece entitled “Ron DeSantis just betrayed his promise to champion parental rights”, Washington Examiner reporter Brad Polumbo ripped him for “micromanaging people’s parenting decisions.”

“Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has long positioned himself as a champion of ‘parents’ rights,’ and that pitch is a huge part of his broad appeal to the public,” he wrote. “But the Florida Republican just signed a bill into law that betrays those promises.”

“Parents can better decide what level, if any, of social media usage is appropriate for their specific child than any government can via one-size-fits-all mandates and rules,” he wrote.

But DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw disagrees with Polumbo, and she explained why in a post on X.

Pushaw pointed out that there are many things children are not allowed to do, even with parental consent.

“Just a few things that 13-year-olds are not allowed to do in Florida, even with parental consent,” she wrote, before listing things like “get a sex-change surgery,” “get married,” “drink alcohol,” “play the lottery,” “buy a car & drive it around,” “work at a strip club,” “gamble at a casino,” “get a tattoo,” or “smoke weed.”

She then explained how you can support those laws while also championing parental rights.

“Parental rights are important because parents are responsible for raising their children, know their own kids best, and (in general) do a better job bringing up their kids than anyone else would,” Pushaw wrote. “But child protection laws exist for a reason,” she continued. “Both things can be true at the same time.”

In another post, Pushaw ripped Polumbo for “clickbait” and “dishonest headlines” about DeSantis.

“A tiresome genre of clickbait: Dishonest headlines about @GovRonDeSantis, who has been at the forefront of defending parental rights for years,” she wrote. “Governor DeSantis actually vetoed the first version of the social media bill because of concerns it might infringe on parental rights.”

“The version he signed this week clearly states that Florida parents can allow their teens to have social media accounts if they see fit,” Pushaw concluded.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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