If Superintendent Heid’s opt in/opt out recommendation for library books does not protect the children in Polk County Public Schools or follow Florida statutes regarding the protection of minors from obscene and harmful materials, CCDF-USA will be left with no choice but to proceed with the final step in our process which is to pursue legal action. We are monitoring the terms of the opt in/opt out recommendation closely and are fully prepared to move forward if need be.
Americans are now very aware that the credibility and integrity of the media is suffering in our country. News is brought to you with an intentional slant. From the national media to local news sources, they cannot be trusted to provide us with accurate facts and unbiased reporting. Indeed, local reporters recently published stories about CCDF-USA with directly misleading and false claims. “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
So now, Americans are forced to research and fact-check everything they see and read from the media. The best place to get accurate and factual information is from the source itself. To appreciate the mission of CCDF-USA, we welcome you to follow and engage us through our social media and website.
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Official Statement: CCDF-USA Request to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Veto or Amend HB 7021/SB 7014
It is the mission of CCDF-USA to equip and empower American citizens to stand for and preserve freedom for themselves and future generations – to resolve breaches of freedom and liberty through local awareness, local light, and local action.
HB 7021/SB 7014 has passed the legislature without opposition and is now headed for Governor DeSantis’s desk. The bill extends §768.31 liability protection for healthcare practitioners including hospitals, for Covid-related medical care.
This bill poses a serious threat to the health of vulnerable Floridians because it creates a “one size fits all” standard of care for Covid-19 patients, forcing hospitals into narrow, ineffective, and outdated federal treatment protocols. The liability shield unintentionally disrupts the goal of empowering physicians’ independent ability to treat their patients on a case-by-case basis using any lawful therapeutic or protocol at their disposal.
The current federal protocol for hospitals treating Covid patients with Remdesivir and ventilators, without consideration that other treatment options could be lifesaving in individual cases has led to the despair of many families who are simply asking for the right to try alternative legal treatments that could potentially save their loved one’s life. So many families have had to say goodbye without the peace and closure of knowing that every legal medical care option was explored or attempted.
CCDF-USA implores Governor DeSantis to veto this bill and strongly urges him to ask the Legislature for something more balanced that protects both the hospital and the patients.
Official Statement: CCDF-USA Identifies Public School Library Books That Contain Content Inappropriate for Minors and Not Aligned with Family Values
County Citizens Defending Freedom has received an overwhelming positive response for bringing to light content within library books available in Polk County public schools that is explicit and inappropriate for minors. CCDF-USA understands that hard working parents do not have time for page-by-page reviews of public school library books and many have expressed appreciation that CCDF-USA brought this issue to their attention. Polk County parents are not alone. Parents around the country have openly expressed the same concerns about such material being readily available to minors in public schools.
Parents attending a recent school board meeting in Virginia were gaveled down by the board chairperson as the parents read sexually explicit excerpts from books found in their children’s school libraries. Should minor students not be safeguarded from materials of explicit nature? Why is it available to them in school? Why would school board members of any school district refuse to hear the content of the very books they make available to minors? If the content was so uncomfortable for the board members to hear, why would they resist a discussion about the appropriateness for minors?
The books identified by CCDF-USA imprint obscene, violent, pornographic, drug abuse, sexual abuse and suicide-related content upon the minds of minor students. The family values and virtues that shape a child should be and are developed in the home, and the content found in these books stands in opposition to those very core values. Parents should have confidence in sending their children to school without worry that undesirable, even unthinkable material is available to their children in their school libraries; especially books that potentially violate Florida’s decency and child protection statutes.
Children are not born with a fully developed set of values. Their values are formed as they mature to adulthood under the guidance and direction of their family. Because of this, parents entrust school teachers and administrators to partner with them in protecting their children as they develop. This trust must not be breached.
CCDF-USA looks forward to working with the Polk County School Board, Superintendent Heid and Polk County parents to ensure that minors are not subjected to such materials in Polk County public schools.
In response to the articles released on January 26, 2022 by The Ledger and Lkldnow on the topic of Polk County Public Schools’ removal of 16 books from Polk County school libraries, County Citizens Defending Freedom (CCDF-USA) releases the following statement:
Through a public records request, CCDF-USA obtained a list of books containing obscene material which potentially violates two Florida State Statutes (FS 847.001 and FS 847.012), and are available to minors in seventy-nine Polk County public school libraries. CCDF-USA staff members carefully read and reviewed each of the books in question and compared them to the afore mentioned statutes. CCDF-USA believes the content within the pages of these books is not appropriate for distribution to minors, especially in a public-school library.
CCDF-USA staff members met with PCPS officials to discuss the inappropriate content found within these books. CCDF-USA welcomes the engagement of The Ledger and Lkldnow in raising public awareness on this matter and appreciates Superintendent Frederick Heid and the Polk County School Board for their quick and courageous action to quarantine these books for further review.
““It is important to note that these 16 books have not been censored or banned at this time. They have been removed so a thorough, thoughtful review of their content can take place,” said Jason Geary, spokesman for Polk County Public Schools, adding that these books will not be available to students while under review.” – Lkldnow
CCDF-USA recognizes that these books have been written by award-winning authors and produced by renowned publishers, however the issue at hand is the content of the books in question describing in graphic detail several sensitive topics including sexual assault, rape, failure to address mental illness as a cause of suicide, racism, incest, child molestation, offensive language, sexually explicit material, bestiality, necrophilia, infanticide, and violence.
Additionally, CCDF-USA supports and protects the parental right to determine the appropriateness of the curriculum and supplemental content their children are consuming at school.
CCDF-USA welcomes open discussion with any concerned citizens or organizations to review and provide examples of these findings.
Obscenity Statute FS 847.001 (3, 6, 8, and 10):
(3) “Child pornography” means any image depicting a minor engaged in sexual conduct.
(6) “Harmful to minors” means any reproduction, imitation, characterization, description, exhibition, presentation, or representation, of whatever kind or form, depicting nudity, sexual conduct, or sexual excitement when it:
(a) Predominantly appeals to a prurient, shameful, or morbid interest;
(b) Is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material or conduct for minors; and
(c) Taken as a whole, is without serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors.
(8) “Minor” means any person under the age of 18 years.
(10) “Obscene” means the status of material which:
(a) The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest;
(b) Depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct as specifically defined herein; and
(c) Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.
As well as Statute FS 847.012 (3a, 3b, 5, and 6):
(3) A person may not knowingly sell, rent, or loan for monetary consideration to a minor:
(a) Any picture, photograph, drawing, sculpture, motion picture film, videocassette, or similar visual representation or image of a person or portion of the human body which depicts nudity or sexual conduct, sexual excitement, sexual battery, bestiality, or sadomasochistic abuse and which is harmful to minors; or
(b) Any book, pamphlet, magazine, printed matter however reproduced, or sound recording that contains any matter defined in s. 847.001, explicit and detailed verbal descriptions or narrative accounts of sexual excitement, or sexual conduct and that is harmful to minors.
(5) An adult may not knowingly distribute to a minor on school property, or post on school property, any material described in subsection (3). As used in this subsection, the term “school property” means the grounds or facility of any kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, junior high school, or secondary school, whether public or nonpublic. This subsection does not apply to the distribution or posting of school-approved instructional materials that by design serve as a major tool for assisting in the instruction of a subject or course by school officers, instructional personnel, administrative personnel, school volunteers, educational support employees, or managers as those terms are defined in s. 1012.01.
To Our Polk County Family,
I first want to thank all of you for the tremendous support of the newly formed County Citizens Defending
Freedom (CCDF-USA). The journey thus far has been both enlightening and rewarding. The board of
CCDF-USA is honored to be a defender of freedoms and we offer our word that we will be relentless
pursuers of liberty and freedom for our Polk County family. It is our mission to equip and empower every
local American citizen to stand for and preserve freedom for themselves and future generations through
local awareness, local light and local action.
This week the Polk County School Board (under tremendous pressure from Polk County parents and
citizens) relented on enforcement of the facemask mandate but refused to rescind the facemask policy.
Our new superintendent boasted on local news that he has no intention to remove the policy, which was
intentionally placed under the student uniform dress code.
CCDF-USA’s standard of measure for any decision or policy from our elected leaders and public officials
is the founding documents of the United States of America. The issue in this case is not facemasks, it is
power. Our Declaration of Independence clearly states that our Creator is the source of power and
authority, and that power is endued to individual citizens. “We the people” then loan this power to
elected officials and public servants, who make a vow to protect our authority from tyranny (oppressive
power exerted by government). In the case of the facemask mandate, we have discovered unacceptable
abuses of power, and the CCDF-USA will support the efforts of plaintiff parents and students, PCSB
employees and citizens to free themselves from the overreach of our county’s School Board and
Plaintiffs and citizens are demanding an immediate announcement of the addition of the rescission of the
policy to the agenda for the next PCSB meeting and complete elimination of the odious and unnecessary
mask policy from our school district. Should these things not occur within a reasonable timeframe,
according to the plaintiff’s legal counsel, CCDF-USA will support the continuation of litigation to include
The hard-working citizens of Polk County are the true heroes of our county. It is they who pay the taxes
that fund our public institutions, and to them our deepest respect and gratitude is owed. Together our
voices will be heard, and we at CCDF-USA will offer all we have to ensure that liberty remains safe and
waiting for the next Polk County generation to enjoy its sweet blessing.
Keep shining the light!