February 6, 2019

Senate supports ban on free speech about Israeli aggression

Mondoweiss -  The Senate by a vote of 77-23 passed S.1, which contains the Combating BDS Act, encouraging states to pass laws that authorize economic punishments against those who support boycott of Israel. Faiz Shakir, national political director of the ACLU, says:
    The Senate just passed a bill that tramples on the 1st Amendment rights of Americans. The House should refuse to take it up.
The 23 Senators who voted against include all likely or announced presidential candidates with the exception of Amy Klobuchar — who reportedly said she opposed the BDS provision but approved other parts of the bill. All the Nays were Democrats except for one Republican, Rand Paul.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Soon we'll all be "muted" if we continue to allow our 1st Amendment rights to be taken away by those who offer a way for special interests groups to blunt the voice of our Constitutional right to free speech