By Marco Rubio
Many of my neighbors in Miami are immigrants from countries wrecked by socialist regimes. They came to America because they saw it as a land of liberty and common sense, free from the Marxist ideologies that turned their homelands into places of oppression.
But times are changing. Today, they see the same insanity that gripped their homelands infiltrating the United States — and being embraced by the Democrat Party.
Critical race theory. Radical gender ideology. Pro-abortion fanaticism. Anti-religious discrimination. Ideas that originated on the fringe of American politics and were long relegated to Ivy League faculty lounges and socialist cells are now commonplace across major institutions, from Hollywood to the legacy media to Wall Street.
Believing that the United States is an evil empire and that men can get pregnant is now a litmus test for elite status.
This is making a mockery of our nation on the world stage, but it’s not illegal to be crazy. In America, people are allowed to fill their heads with nonsense if they want to.
However, no one is entitled to force that nonsense on others. That’s the problem with left-wing protestors who think they’re justified in blocking public traffic. It’s also the problem with transgender activists demanding a Christian baker celebrate their sex change.
It’s a major problem when so-called American corporations go woke, relying on tax breaks to support their employees’ abortions and using shareholders’ hard-earned money to advance radical social policies.
Nothing compares to what the Biden White House is doing, though. Under the leadership of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion “experts” and a president held captive by his party’s extremist base, this administration is financing racist curricula in public schools, advocating the use of untested puberty blockers on children, and turning the Department of Veterans Affairs into a post-Roe abortion factory — all on taxpayer dollars.
Meanwhile, instead of responding to record-low recruitment numbers or modernizing our dangerously out-of-date military in a time of increasing great power competition,
Biden’s Pentagon is wasting valuable resources on drag queen story hours, sensitivity training, and countless other woke priorities — which I detailed in this report.
This is simply unacceptable, a radical imposition on millions of Americans who see abortion as the killing of an innocent human being, who think kids should be safe from dangerous drugs and sexualized pageantry, and who rely on our military to defend them from foreign threats, not engage in social engineering.
The government and woke institutions are colluding against common sense, and our communities and children are suffering as a result.
That’s why I am reintroducing eight bills to protect the American people from radical woke activism in all its forms. If we become a country where left-wing protestors are exempt from the law, Wall Street wields investors’ dollars as a weapon against conservatives, and the U.S. government undermines the national interest, we won’t last long.
Common-sense policymakers have a duty to hold elites accountable and prevent wokeness from turning the land of the free into another Cuba, Venezuela, or Nicaragua.
- “Woke ideology has infected every aspect of American life and culture. It is hurting our kids, tearing apart communities, and weakening our military. Meanwhile, our adversaries are laughing at us. This is crazy and has to stop. I will continue to fight for common sense to be restored to our government and way of life.” – Senator Rubio
Rubio detailed his vision to free America from woke ideology in a Medium post.
Below is the list of bills Rubio reintroduced:
- Restoring Military Focus Act. First introduced in November 2022, this legislation would eliminate the position of Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) within the DOD and prohibit federal funds from being used to establish any similar office. Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and James Lankford (R-OK) are cosponsors. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) introduced companion legislation in the House.
- Mind Your Own Business Act. First introduced in September 2021, this legislation would enable shareholders to hold woke corporations accountable. Specifically, the legislation would require corporate directors to prove their “woke” corporate actions were in their shareholders’ best interest. If they cannot, the board could be held liable for breaching its fiduciary duty to shareholders.
- No Tax Breaks for Radical Corporate Activism Act. First introduced in May 2022, this legislation would prohibit employers from deducting expenses related to their employees’ abortion travel costs or so-called “gender affirming care” for young children of their employees. Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) is a cosponsor. Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced companion legislation in the House.
- Safe Passage on Interstates Act. First introduced in September 2022, this legislation would criminalize the dangerous and disruptive practice of protesters blocking interstate highways. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) is a cosponsor.
- Prohibiting Federal Emergencies for Abortion Act. First introduced in June 2022, this legislation would block the Biden Administration from abusing its executive power to declare a public-health emergency to protect access to abortion services nationwide. Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jim Risch (R-ID), James Lankford (R-OK), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Mike Braun (R-IN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are cosponsors.
- Prohibiting Abortion on Federal Lands Act. First introduced in July 2022, this legislation would prohibit the Biden Administration, or any future pro-abortion administration, from using federal lands and facilities for abortions. Senators John Thune (R-SD), Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Braun (R-IN), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are cosponsors.
- Protecting Our Democracy by Preventing Foreign Citizens from Voting Act. First introduced in December 2021, this legislation would prohibit federal funding to states and localities that allow foreigners to vote. Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Rick Scott (R-FL), Steve Daines (R-MT), and James Lankford (R-OK) are cosponsors. Representative Jeff Duncan (R-SC) introduced companion legislation in the House.
- Protecting Students From Racial Hostility Act. First introduced in July 2021, this legislation would protect students from racially-hostile school environments created by the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) by directing the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights to enforce Title VI protections of the Civil Rights Act when a parent or student impacted by CRT submits a complaint. Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) is a cosponsor.
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