Reader Opinion: Take note of the agenda
Republican Senator and chair of the Senate Republicans' campaign arm, Rick Scott, released an 11-point agenda. “An 11-Point Plan To Rescue America: What Americans Must Do To Save This Country.” After reading this document, the first thing I would do to save this country is to vote for a Democrat! First on the agenda, “Our kids will say the pledge of allegiance, salute the Flag, learn that America is a great country, and choose the school that best fits them.” Who’s going to enforce this and what law requires a child to say the pledge in the first place? Does Scott expect teachers to now monitor the vocalizations of public-school students? Do students get detention if they don’t say the pledge. Next, “salute the Flag?” When I was in school, when we said the Pledge, we stood by our desk placed our hand over our heart and recited the pledge together. I’ve often wondered why we pledge to the flag and not the country. I get that the flag is our national symbol, but it is representative of a democratic republic built on the ideal that’s government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Scott continues, “learn that America is a great country and choose the school that best fits them.” Apparently, Scott doesn’t think children are taught that America is a great country. Well, not with Senator Scott in the Senate. I’m not sure of the laws in Florida, but most states allow families to open enroll into the district of their choice. I appreciate having the agenda the Republican Senators expect to implement if they win. It came from Trump’s presidential toilet!