GOP Florida Bill Forces Colleges To Host Hate Activists

Florida Politics reports:

The bill (HB 931) would create an Office of Public Policy Events through the Board of Governors and the State University System that would put a satellite office on each campus that would ensure that speakers representing “multiple, divergent and opposing” viewpoints be presented on each campus.

“I believe there is a monoculture on campus … which I think perpetuated a narrow intellectual status quo,” said Rep. Spencer Roach, the bill’s sponsor. But Democrats raised the alarm about what speakers — perhaps speakers some find hateful — could arrive on campus as a result.

“Some speakers might be speaking out against antisemitism,” said Rep. Anna Eskamani of Orlando. “Are we then forcing universities to identify someone who is an antisemite, to speak to a college campus and … publicly fund them to do that?”

Read the full article. Roach last appeared here when he lost his home to Hurricane Ian. He first appeared on JMG in March 2022 when he led the move to strip “woke” Disney of its special zoning status over the company’s opposition to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law.