December 1, 2018

Democrats supporting totally unconstitutional bill banning Israel boycott

Huffington Post -[There is] growing support among Democrats in both Houses for legislation sponsored by Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) and co-sponsored by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, commonly known as BDS. Anyone guilty of violating the prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.

According to the ACLU, the Cardin legislation would “bar U.S. persons from supporting boycotts against Israel, including its settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (emphasis mine) conducted by international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union. It would also... include penalties for simply requesting information about such boycotts. Violations would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison....This bill would impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies.”

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is things like that made me give up on the Democratic Party.

Sometimes, I get emails asking me to support this Democratic initiative or that one. Sometimes I get requests for money.

I am not gentle in my response. I generally tell them to "get lost" until they kick the warmongers out of their party, demand the breakup or the nationalization of the banks, reduce the war budget to a defense budget and use the huge savings thereby engendered to help Americans rather than to murder foreigners.

greg gerritt said...

I was going to say just what anonymous said, There is no doubt that the democratic bill is unconstitutional and he policy of supporting apartheid in Israel is insane.