by William Skink
With politicians getting down to business at both the state and federal level, I’m wondering which authority is going to be first in violating my first amendment right to boycott the apartheid state of Israel. Montana, or the Federal Government? There is good reason to believe the federal government will get there first. This week should provide some insight into how shredded the first amendment will be after American politicians sell out the constitution to protect the racist, genocidal state of Israel. From the link:
Something that has never happened before is about to happen in the U.S. Senate: there’s going to be a wide-open battle over Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), as part of efforts to end the government shutdown, no less!
Tomorrow the Senate is due to debate S.1, the first Senate bill of the new session, and it contains legislation to limit advocacy for BDS. And everyone is letting down their hair. Republicans are seeking to portray the Democrats as the party that is abandoning Israel, while many Democrats are already lining up against the bill as counter to American freedoms. They know the Democratic base is plainly against this bill, with Ayman Mohyeldin saying it violates our civil rights on MSNBC.
It’s truly despicable and ominous for either federal or state authorities to attempt to criminalize a boycott movement modeled after the successful resistance to South African apartheid. What Israel has done and continues to do to human beings called Palestinians is beyond unconscionable. Does the first amendment not mean anything to Israel Firsters?
In Montana, the threat will only become law if the Governor flips from D to R. Without the veto power of the Governor’s office, Montana will surely become one of the next states to shred the first amendment for Israel.